They carry the scars to prove it,
which like all living creatures,
makes them beyond beautiful.
Despite the fires of time,
Thank you Jim for giving perspective once again.
From the living ancient ones,
and the ones who eventually succumb.
There is always new life waiting to reach the sky!
Happy New Year to you and may you hold the resilience of the Sequoias always in your heart.
183 thoughts on “Happy New Year to You From Trees Older Than The New Year!”
Beautiful! Thanks for this 🙂 Peace . . .
Peace and Happiness flying back to you!
Saving the best for the New Year!
You deserve it!
happy new year!
And to you my friend!
Blessings to you in the New Year 🙂
Health & Happiness to you~
My dear Cindy have a happy 2014 and remember, hug a meteorologist because you can…
lol, Larry and confused, 🙂
Confused is my normal state and the next time I see a meteorologist, I will hug him or her and say you said too!!! lol~
Just love it…..Just part of my traveling dreams
Dreams are the best things………
The post is perfectly titled 🙂 Happy new year to you too .
Thank you & cheers!
Happy New Year!
Y tu tan bien mi amigo~
What a beautiful thought. Thank you.
Thank you for appreciating it~
Cindy, what awesome picture. Love your thoughts. Wishing you a happy new year! Hugs! Veraiconica
Many hugz back to you my friend~
happy new year 2014
good luck always
May what you wish for others, come back to you in multitudes! Cheers & thank you~
Such sweet sentiments! Happy New Year, Cindy! – Jen x
Takes a sweet person to notice!!
Majestic! Happy New Year Amiga! 😀
Amiga, tu us una amiga grande! Prospero ano nuevo y mucho gusto~
Happy New Year Cindy! Awesome tree pics! I look forward to your pics throughout 2014!! Hugz Lisa and Bear
As I look forward to following you in 2014! I am blessed with the BEST blogging friends!
You’ve captured the timeless beauty of the trees Cindy
If I did that for you, than I am content! Hugz to you and Jack~
Hugz back Cindy 🙂
Happy New Year 🙂 Pawkiss 🙂
Look forward to spending 2014 with you too!
It’s interesting to know about the trees older than the new year.. Happy new year,Cindy.
Yes it is hard to contemplate isn’t it?
Natural cycles! We merely punctuate them with our concepts of what this or that day means. Happy New Year. Glad that we made the acquaintance this year.
You rock Oscar and I look forward to more chats with you in 2014!
Happy New Year!
Same to you x 2!
They are awesome and keep us humble. Happy New Year!
Humble is good…..and it is also accurate!
To the traveling lady with a camera in her hand HAPPY 2014!
To the traveling lady, whose truck is resting, but whose talent is never ending, Happy 2014!
Thanks sweetie I am excited about this year to come 🙂
Cindy, amazing photos. What majestic proportions! Happy New Year!
They are magnificent aren’t they! Cheers to you~
Just incredible Cindy. Giants!! 🙂
These are amazing photos of spectacular trees. Thanks for showing just how enormous they are with the person standing next to one. I bet the air is sweet smelling unless you smell the residue of the fires.
No smells except the forest and pine….pure nirvana!
Always New Life! Happy New Year!
Yes, no matter how much we may want to stick around, we won’t, certainly not as long as the Sequoias!
The light in the first shot is fantastic. There’s something very moving about these trees–so old, so scarred, so red.
And so ancient. They speak to us in silence, but I am not certain what their silence is saying…….
So amazing! I just showed those pictures to my boyfriend and I told him that it is like being able to travel too in a way, watching great pictures. As my boyfriend said: you can travel faround the world sitting in you’re home with great literature or photos. So true!Thank you!
You and your bf are so right. Our minds are the most amazing time and travel machines! They can take us anywhere and anytime. I refer to this ability of our psyches to send us flying away from even unpleasant circumstances, as my “inner resources.” We all have them, but need to learn to access them. They are such a part of peace and happiness. Plus they make life a gas! Unleash your imagination and you go, wherever you wish!
Thank you for your inspiring comment Cindy!
Happy New Year!
Still want to go on a hike with you Wally….maybe in the Adirondacks!! Everything good for you and your family in 2014!
WOW! 😀 😀 😀
So schöne Bilder mit den Bäumen.Ein gutes und Glückliches Jahr 2014 alles liebe.Grüße lieb und Freundschaft.Gislinde
Gislinde Sie sind ein wunderbarer Freund! Gluckliches und gesundes neues Jahr fur Sie!
How stunning! Thank you for the inspiring post, Cindy. Happy 2014 to you and yours!
If it was inspiring, then good, because your wonderful posts inspire me!
Absolutely amazing! Be sure and give them a hug from me! 🙂 Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year. May 2014 be the best year yet! Hugs to you.
I always feel a need to touch them! Hugz to you my dear~
Happy New Year Cindy! May 2014 bring you many more wonderful travels & amazing photographs to share:)
How kind & appreciated!
And to you, Cindy! May it be the best year yet.
WOO HOO! I hope so!
Happy New Years Day, Cindy…, and please don’t say you’re “up a tree”…, especially one of those. That big one that Jim’s standing near is absolutely awsome. After seeing your pics, this will have to be another stop on my “bucket list”. The photos are wonderful. The 1st one is especially eye-catching.
Oh yes, you must come here, preferably in off season. spring or fall to avoid the crowds. Your poet soul will be sent soaring cuz~
What a beautiful way to wish…
Happy New Year, dear Cindy! 🙂
Thank you ma deah and the same to you~
Those magnificent trees kind of put everything in perspective, don’t they?
Happy New Year my blog friend!
Yes indeed they do and they let us know we are definitely part of something much, much bigger! You are a rockin blog friend~
wow…these are awesome trees…must have been wonderful to stand in their midst…Happy New year to you Cindy…all the best i 2014!
Look forward to following your clicks in 2014 Heather!
Such beauty in trees. I’ve weaved a whole chapter in my novel around the eco-system of a particular tree. When I was a child, I loved sketching deciduous trees in the winter.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year 🙂
I liked drawing trees as a child too…..and I always wanted to live in a tree house. I think many children do. We have to teach children to not love the trees, and it is so sad we do!
They do look their age! Makes me feel younger somehow. Outstanding photos.
Laughing, still laughing. Maybe that is why I like to be among them so much!
Thanks for the beautiful images and message to kick off the new year. I LOVE old trees.
Magnificient aren’t they!
Fantastically gnarly! A very happy NY to you too… RH
Gnarly old giants…….you must have surfers in Abaco!!!! lol~
Happy New Year—all the best in 2014!
Keep on paddlin my friend~
Absolutely beautiful! I am wishing you a wonderful new year. Here’s to a great 2014!
Cheers to you!
Happy New Year, Cindy 🙂
Thank you for the very important work you do with you blog everyday!
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Thank you Cindy! What a beautiful start to the new year:-)
Hugz to you and gratitude~
HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIEND!
It has been great to become your blogsphere friend!
Another fab new year to you Cindy. And yes, thanks for the older than us new year as well.
Love that descriptor and you are so welcome!
Happy New Year Cindy! All the best for you and your family…BUON ANNO 😉 As always, wonderful pictures!
Buon Anno & mil grazi!
Beautiful as always! Happy New year Cindy, may life continue to treat you beautifully. Love – Sheri
Your inner beauty shines outward and touches everyone it encounters. Look forward to the continuing journey with you in 214! All the best~
❤️ I’m looking forward to it as well.
Happy new Year to you as well my friend.
Looking forward to chatting with you and reading your blog in 2014!
Looking forward to chatting with you and reading your blog in 2014!
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Awww. I am honored and very touched. Thank you!
Outstanding imagery for the new year. Happy New Year to you and yours!
Mil grazi and the same to you!
your pictures are awesome I always enjoy reading your posts Best Wishes Anto
So good to hear from you Ciao and grazi!
Awesome. I was wondering why I hadn’t seen any posts from you lately and have just discovered that somehow I have become ‘unfollowed’ from your blog. Horrors! Happy New Year dear Cindy.
The weird and mysterious functionings of WP…..like the wise and powerful Oz I’m afraid!
Wow these trees are amazing! Happy New Year!
And to you! I agree with you!
Incredible trees, looking like they came straight from Lord of the Rings or some fairy tale. Wishing you and all your loved ones a wonderful 2014, my friend! Cheers.
You are a joy Halim and I am priveleged to know you!
Happy New Year Cindy!
And to you Patty!
Absolutely amazing pictures, Happy New Year!
Only because they are amazing subjects but thank you & cheers to you!
Absolutely amazing. Jim looks like a little people character in some fantastical movie. How far do you live from this grandness?
Precisely 7 1/2 hours drive. I know this because I have been coming here all my life, since I was a small child. It is hard to capture nature’s immensity and sometimes you need people to show how small we really are in comparison. You Wendy are a joy and I am so glad to have met you. Cheers to you~
Oh My Goodness Cindy.. These are stunning pictures! I need to take lessons from you 😀
Hope your 2014 goes wonderfully!
No lessons needed! Just go to Sequoia and take a camera! Cheers to you~
If I had a bucket list – visiting these magnificent trees would be on it.
Have one please and go there!! Cheers to you my friend!
AWESOME, breathtaking living giants. Thanks for sharing.
I always just like that in their presence! Hugz to you Dor~
Spectacular nature ,the pictures are amazing.Have a happy and healthy new year.jalal
Same to you my dear friend Jalal!
so inspirational Cindy, seeing Jim by that huge huge tree … I hope they outlive human beings on our planet 🙂
How wonderful that you have this unegotistical hope!
Amazing trees, and photos. A beautiful and appropriate reminder as we enter into a new year. Your reference to them carrying scars to prove their age and endurance brought to mind this poem by Wendell Berry.
The Sycamore – Wendell Berry
In the place that is my own place, whose earth
I am shaped in and must bear, there is an old tree growing,
a great sycamore that is a wondrous healer of itself.
Fences have been tied to it, nails driven into it,
hacks and whittles cut in it, the lightning has burned it.
There is no year it has flourished in
that has not harmed it. There is a hollow in it
that is its death, though its living brims whitely
at the lip of the darkness and flows outward.
Over all its scars has come the seamless white
of the bark. It bears the gnarls of its history
healed over. It has risen to a strange perfection
in the warp and bending of its long growth.
It has gathered all accidents into its purpose.
It has become the intention and radiance of its dark fate.
It is a fact, sublime, mystical and unassailable.
In all the country there is no other like it.
I recognize in it a principle, an indwelling
the same as itself, and greater, that I would be ruled by.
I see that it stands in its place and feeds upon it,
and is fed upon, and is native, and maker.
This is beyond lovely! Thank you sincerely~
Such beautiful trees! Happy New Year to you, too, Cindy. 🙂
Magnificent images Cindy. Happy new year to you as well.
Cheers to us both! 🙂
Here’s wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy, blessed New Year!
Visa versa to you Jody x 2!
Stunning pics to usher in the New Year, Cindy. 🙂
So happy you think so and looking forward to following your adventures in 2014!
A beautiful way to say Happy New Year, Cindy. I count trees among my best of friends. Happy New Year to you. –Curt
Yes they never let you down! I love plants in general! Cheers to you Curt~
Precious trees, they have ancient wisdom. Wonderful views!. Happy New Year!
I agree with you! Wise old sentinels~
Spectacular, it is very humbling to see such wonder. Thanks for posting this.
Thank you for appreciating it and for your important blog which I was just visiting!
Thank YOU. 🙂
Happy sigh for this post. I love the gentle, respectful narrative. And the trees! (I am not worthy or what!)
Happy 2014, Cindy…:)
Yes they do sort of put our lack of centrality on this earth into clear perspective don’t they? This is what I love most about nature. It calms me to clarify my relative unimportance in the great scheme of things. Stops me from focusing too much on myself. You are a joy my friend! Happy NY~
Sigh of pleasure for the beauty. Wonderful!
Being in the presence of these trees makes me happy! Thank you Brenda and cheers to you~
So beautiful. Our earth has such unfathomable treasures.
Hi Cindy, Thank You for liking my newest Drawing!!! 🙂 *Cynthia
Cynthia, I basically love all your artwork. You rock ma deah~
Thank You !!! 🙂
This was an awesome post and loved the title! Great idea!
I am so glad and very appreciative! Thank you~
Thank you for a beautiful post and a trip to one of our favorite places on earth.
Sequoia is like a litmus test. People who love it have to be good!
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Your kindness is very moving! Thank you~
🙂 Happy New Year Cindy and you make some beautiful shots of these wonderful threes, I was surprised how tall they were when there was Jim 🙂 ! Threes are our survival let us treat them with respect !
Yes if they go, so do we!!!
Those trees are magnificent! Unbelievable. I’ve never seen anything like it. 🙂
Yes they bring one to a spiritual place!
Cindy, these photographs are amazing. I was wowing the entire time I viewed them. It is indeed a great honor to have you following Petals Unfolding. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I see you have the same theme as I do and I just love what you have done with yours!
And because I sense a “kindred soul” I am going to push your follow button. Not because you followed me, tit for tat, but for the real deal because I really love your site and who I see you are.
Bless you! Amy
How could I have missed this wonderful comment! I just found comments that didn’t post. Your photos are remarkable my friend and the admiration is mutual! Visa versa to you x 2!
Wow. Your trees are powerful. That blue is unreal. Was the color filtered in somehow or do they actually look like that? Heavenly!
I missed your comment!! So sorry! They really do look like this! They are amazing~
With all the comments you get on your wonderful photos, no wonder a few slip through. I love old trees and these are among the best!!!
I so love the comments and was dismayed to have missed yours. Thank you for understanding!