My first real cosplay (I don’t count the Nienna one because that costume was my own design)

Peyerl Park

Black Kite @ Falkenhof Rosenburg

Vultures @ Falkenhof Rosenburg


Ulmo - Lord of Waters

He moves in all deep waters about or under the earth and has no need for a resting place. His realm streches from fresh water, to the clouds (where he is close to Manwë his friend) and from snow flakes to salt water. Most deeply instructed by Ilúvatar in music was Ulmo, in whose waters can still be heard echoes of the Music of the Ainur.

(All images by me - Slovenia, Germany and Croatia)

(Reblogged from lislreadstolkien)


Yavanna – giver of fruit

Here are two recipes rich in the fruit of the earth, inspired by this Valie. These are lactose free and gluten free, in fact they probably are vegan (I’m not an expert in such matters).

Breakfast Smoothie


1 banana

250 ml orange juice

½ cup of mixed frozen berries

Blend it all and start your day off with Yavanna

Summer Vegetables Bread Spread


1kg zucchini

500g onions

500g carrots

500ml tomato purée (passata)

1 table spoon tomato paste

Vegetable oil to sautée



(garlic and pepper are optional)

- peel and dice the vegetables

- add salt to the zucchini and let it set for half an hour

- sautée the onions and add the tomato paste

- sautée the diced carrots separately

- press the zucchini to get rid of the extra liquid and sauté it

- in a big pan, let all the ingredients slowly simmer for 45 minutes

- blend it and let it cool down

This bread spread can be conserved in sterilized glasses, if bottled hot. Also tastes great with “taters”!

(Reblogged from lislreadstolkien)


Manwe Súlimo - Lord of the Breath of Arda

He may be the noblest of the Ainur, but he cannot resist the charms of a pinwheel. To watch them dance and sing is one of his most secret pleasures.

(I learned how to make pinwheels with Karen Kravett and might have gone too far with six full sized ones.)

(Reblogged from lislreadstolkien)


Valinor - as seen from the coast

The walls of the Pelóri are only open at the Calacirya, through which the light of the trees can be seen.

(Embroidered cover for my read-along notes. Throwing in a bit of Team Ainur Spirit as well.)

(Reblogged from lislreadstolkien)
(Reblogged from lislreadstolkien)


Mandos - Námo’s Houses of the Dead

(Reblogged from lislreadstolkien)

Herzogsfest - Ingolstadt, Germany