One of the defining novels in my life has been "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings". And it's no secret that Tolkien is with me everywhere I go when I do photo shoots. There is magic everywhere. I just have to look. Sometimes it's easy to spot. Sometimes it's a little more difficult. But it's always there.
Many times I stand alone on a trail wondering what will show on the path. Sometimes I experience fear from the dead silence of it all. These shots were taken on Madera Canyon from the Old Baldy trail. The images in today's post haunted and fed my imagination. The trees were dark and quiet.
The Mexican Jay reminded me of Gandalf in the Hobbit during the whole Smaug scene where a blue bird led Bilbo into his fiery layer.
These birdhouses reminded me of the hobbit holes.
The textures. Plants. And the stillness of the Shire......
.......hidden in the magical forests that surround Madera Canyon.