Assembled and rendered in Bryce 7 Pro beta.

The first White Tree of Gondor came from a fruit that Isildur, at great personal risk, managed to steal from Nimloth the Fair, the White Tree of Númenor, before it was destroyed at Sauron’s insistence. He suffered many wounds at this mission, and he came near death, but when the first leaf opened in the spring, Isildur was healed of his wounds.

This sapling was brought to Middle-earth on Isildur’s ship, and it was eventually planted in Minas Ithil before the house of Isildur. But when Sauron returned to Middle-earth, he launched a sudden attack that captured Minas Ithil, and he destroyed the White Tree.

Isildur escaped the capture of Minas Ithil, taking with him a sapling of the White Tree to Minas Anor where it was planted in the citadel courtyard in memory of his slain brother Anarion.

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fantasy, fiction, folklore, gandalf, gondor, legend, lore, magic, tolkien, tree

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  • scottimages
    scottimagesover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work John. Are we seeing a Tolkien series in the making? Magic :))

  • Thanks Rosemary. It’s beginning to look that way :)

    – John Edwards

  • scottimages
    scottimagesover 4 years ago

    move over Alan Lee ;-)

  • Oh! I wish i had his talent! About the only thing we both have in common is that we are both English :)

    – John Edwards

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsover 4 years ago

    Fantastic, futuristic work John

  • Thanks Thea

    – John Edwards

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 4 years ago

    What an awesome creation John brillant !

  • Thanks Steven

    – John Edwards

  • Jan Clarke
    Jan Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Beautiful perspective for this one, John. I love the sense of height with the people being so diminutive and the pale blue palette. Beautiful work.

  • Thanks Jan

    – John Edwards

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chappleover 4 years ago

    Quite surreal. Great outcome.

  • Thanks Steve

    – John Edwards

  • Santamaria
    Santamariaover 4 years ago

    beautiful fantasy creation John! well done!

  • Thank you. Your feedback means a lot to me.

    – John Edwards

  • Ann Garrett
    Ann Garrettover 4 years ago

    Wonderful creation, John – love it

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    Excellent work John . x

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 4 years ago

    wonderful!

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