First off, wow. No tweens. Very impressive. I'm not surprised it took you eight weeks. That would be very hard to do.
I really enjoyed the tranquil, peacefulness of this animation. Most of the stuff on NG isn't very peaceful at all. (not that that's a bad thing, but a little change is good) I totally loved it. I hope (and expect) that this will be tomorrow's daily feature. Awesome job.
oh, and the music also fit really nicely