Bringing the peace of the pines,
Mother Nature’s soothing balm,
for a troubled world.
Cheers to you from The Sierra’s enchanted forests~
(Note: Heading out of wifi range again tomorrow to see The Ancient Bristle Cone Pine Trees in the White Mountains).
203 thoughts on “Enchanted Forest~”
Thank you for beautiful pictures of God’s gift to us. What a mess we make of it, enough of a mess to kill us if we don’t kill each other first. Work such as yours brings us back to what life was meant to be. “… troubled world” … Who could have caused those troubles?
I feel just as you do about this. We have such an incredibly beautiful world and life around us and we just keep messing it all up~
You most certainly did find an enchanted forest! I can picture Hansel and Gretel there, as well as Cinderella and a Prince on a black stallion!
All the good fairy tales are true! 😉
Thank you, God, that you created places likes this. We so need places to be healed and soothed. Great post, Cindy! 🙂 <3
We do and we need to protect the ones we still have!
Absolutely we do‼️😊❤️
Cheers, Cindy! These are lovely. What an experience to see and photograph. Pretty!
Thank you Amy. I don’t want to leave the forest and return to civilization!
So very beautiful.
Our forests are so beautiful they can make you cry~
I am honored. Thank you!
Pleasure is all mine.
Our nature world is! Thank you Lyn~
yes for sure!
Honored and humbled.
Cindy, your photography is at its finest when you are right here at home.
Makes me so happy because I love our home endlessly. I hope you are well my dear friend <3
One of those things that can always sooth one’s body, soul and mind is nature at its best, and you do that very well, Cindy with your always beautiful photos.
I am a retired psychotherapist, and nature seems to me to be the most effective healer on the planet. Thank you for knowing this Joyce and for your kind friendship~ <3
Beautiful images, Cindy.
I’m a retired psychotherapist myself and I agree with you about the healing effect of nature.
Have a great weekend!
The Fab Four of Cley,
As we destroy the forests, we destroy ourselves. Thank you for understanding Klaus and be well my friend~
Thank you, too Cindy for yours. 🙂
Awesome captures Cindy…:-)
Honored my friend. Thank you!
Very beautiful place Cindy, enjoy 🙂
Thank you and cheers too~
Great photographs, fascinated me. Like a mirror in the nature. Thank you dear Cindy, have a nice day, Love, nia
Thank you for your lovely comment Nia!
Always a pleasure. Your last photo makes it look like an oasis in the desert. Is this in a National Park? Hey?! Doesn’t Rob Redford live in Wyoming? Are you holding out on us and actually visiting RR Cindy :D? xB
Wait to shakes, I guess you’re in California….hmmmm, where did Wyoming fit in, LOL. I should go to bed. Night nite <3
Robert owns a resort in Utah named Sundance where I stayed once. He is welcome at The Holler any old time!
Beautiful forest and beautiful photos!
I am honored. Thank you & cheers!
Beautiful pictures,Cindy. Really lovely. 🙂 — Suzanne
I am so pleased you enjoyed them and have a wonderful weekend~
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Yes they are lovely forests Cindy. 🙂
Thank you Ranu and be well my friend!
Another ravishing post, Cindy. The place and pictures are extraordinary. I love forests.
Love and gratitude back to you my friend!
<3 💐 💋
Wow, amazing pictures
Yeah! Thanks so much!
Looks dreamy alright… a world away! Look at the magnificent height of those trees. Now I can’t wait to see images from the ancient Bristle Cone Pines. <3
One tree is over 4500 years old! They are like living pyramids!
Truly amazing! I want to be there.
I didn’t want to leave!
Great photos and so inviting
It’s the embrace of the enchanted forest~
Excellent forest reflections – I subject you may know I like
Yes, you and I share a love of refection~
Wunderschöne Naturbilder. Danke und ein schönes Wochenende.
Vielen dank mein lieber Freund und Frohe Wochenende Klaus!
These images are wonderful, dear Cindy. I love wandering through woodland and sitting with the trees. They speak to my heart. Sending blessings for a weekend of peace and beauty.
Our minds are in silent communion with the living forest and it is wonderful for us!
Soothing views and make you feel to hang around the place. Great shots!
Exactly. It was hard for me to leave! Have a great weekend my friend~
exhaling…Such a breath of fresh air here. Thanks, Cindy. ☺
Clear, pine scented mountain air with blue jays calling from the trees, pure heaven!
Wish I was there!
I hear you and agree!
Merci beaucoup mon ami!
Amazing – relaxing and serene! 🙂
It slows down my heart rate and calms my mind~
What a magnificent forest! <3
Awwww, what a lovely comment. Thank you and be well my friend~
What a great place for fairies and unicorns…where were they?
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Forests are full of magic…Cindy captures them perfectly!
I’m looking forward to seeing photographs of the Bristlecone pines…those are some amazing, ancient trees!
We leave in about an hour and I am super excited to see and experience the ancient ones! Thank you for your friendship my dear friend~ <3
Thank you for your friendship, as well! I appreciate it greatly.
Enjoy the ancient ones!
Wonderful, Cindy! Forests and trees have magical impact on us humans. I do not want to think further…I want to enjoy your pictures and I walk in the forest every day to keep myself stabilized…
Do you know there has been massive scientific research on what nature does to hospitalized people? If you hang those white walls with pictures from nature, especially forests and flowers, people recover much faster than if you hang abstracts or hang nothing at all on those walls…
I didn’t know this but it makes perfect sense. Hospital’s stark interiors are so diametrically opposed to nature’s warm embrace. They should be re-thought, bringing forest in and around them. Thank you for teaching me something new~
precious nature, let it not die…
I share your prayer. <3
Simply beautiful Cindy. It reminds me of my sanctuary in the forest.
You are a wise woman to have this sanctuary~ <3
So peaceful, Cindy. Thanks for the serene start to my day. 🙂
Ahhh, makes me so glad I posted! <3
Having just spent three weeks living surrounded by forest and trees (with occasional trips to the coast) I can attest to their magic attributes. Miss their healing presence already, the space and freedom, the fresh air. Lovely photos, Cindy and reminding me so of my holiday.
Yes, and the mysterious change they bring about in us when we are in them, a sort of calmness and reverance.
Wonderful images, Cindy.
Merci beaucoup Don!
Cindy, how I do agree that nature is the place to soothe our souls, and what a pristine spot just to be.
Yes, as we destroy the forests, we destroy ourselves and some of us don’t realize this~
I am honored. Thank you & welcome!
My kind of magic Cindy… Mother Nature always knows how to put on a show. And you always do a great job of capturing it. –Curt
Visa versa 2UX2 Curt~
Extraordinary place. Extraordinary photos. I feel the soothing forest and the mountain air❣
It comes through visual imagery doesn’t it! Magic!
The mirror images are fantastic! Looks very peaceful and relaxing! Hugz Lisa and Bear
Hugs back to yous-twos and Happy Sunday!
Mother Nature doesn’t mess around!
Did you see any fairies or elves….or trolls? 😈
Only this one!
What a beautiful and peaceful spot! I would love to have a picnic there and just listen to the wind in the trees.
We leave tomorrow and I am already missing the forest~
I’m not surprised, hard to leave places like that.
Glad to visit, sad to leave~
Woods and waters, my favorite combo 😉
Yes, it is a magic combination!
Someone still highly regarded once said, “See one redwood and you have seen them all.”
Interesting you should mention this. I spent this day with the oldest living mono-clonal organisms in the world, the ancient bristle cone pine trees. These trees, like the redwoods are in California. Unlike the redwoods they are even older, the oldest over 5000 years, many well over 4,000 years. I must have taken a hundred or more photos. Seen one, seen them all? Only a person who truly can’t see would say this if they saw a redwood or a bistle cone. These are sacred living things.
Absolutely beautiful and serene. Can’t wait to see your pix of the ancient bristlecones!
Oh Eliza, I am so blown away by the experience. It was like waking on another planet. These trees are other worldy, magnificent! The oldest is over 5000 years old, many over 4000 years. Their shapes, the dolomite they grow in, Death Valley below. Today was an incredible experience.
!!!!!! Talk about building anticipation. 😉
Simply breathtaking! You are so very blessed!
Especially to know you. <3
Hi Cindy, Green is so beautiful! Did you read my e-mail to your gmail account?
We just came back from a week in Phoenix, where my son lives. I purchased a small house there 3 days ago, which is in escrow now. It will close on 8/30. We are planning to move to Phoenix in December after the trips we have planned in Oct & Nov. In a way, we are excited to plan on changes we are going to have done on the house. xx
I didn’t get your email. Could you please attempt to resend it? I have been moving in and out of wifi range for the last few days. I am excited for you and your new house and the changes you are going to make to it. Phoenix I think will be a lovely place to live.
What trips in Oct-Nov?
I miss chatting with you, so hopefully your email will come through.
Cheers to you my dear friend and best of luck with all your upcoming adventures!
I will resend it. 🙂
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It indeed looks an enchanted place 🙂 Somehow, especially with the first fotos, I almost expect a unicorn, a few fairies… 😉
They were hard to find!
I’m afraid they have given up on us… nobody wants to believe in them any more… 🙂
Magical…thanks so much for sharing 🙂
Thank you more for your thoughtful appreciation!
That is a magical place, Cindy! Such beautiful photos, as always. 🙂
Very kind and have a wonderful Sunday Lavinia!
What a beautiful place to walk and hiking and spending a day to enjoy nature. Thank you for taking us there, Cindy. 🙂
Beautiful photos, as always!
So happy to have you along with me Amy! An experience shared is doubled~ <3
Thank you for sharing this beautiful pictures, Cindy. Have a lovely week.
Visa versa 2UX2!
Such a beautiful, peaceful place, Cindy! Safe travels on the next leg of your journey!!
We are hanging out wiht the 4000 year old plus ancient bristle cone pines! WOW!!!!
Enchanted is the perfect word for this forest. It was a treat to my eyes. Thanks, Cindy… 🙂
Thank you Maniparna! Just seeing peaceful forest images has a relaxing effect on our minds. We need positive imagery.
Beautiful! There is nothing like a walk in the forest to soothe the soul.
Yes and day after day of it is best of all. I don’t realize how much I am missing until I am here.
Beautiful, my kind of forest 🙂 Love the smell of conifer.
Yes, so soothing to the mind and soul~
You are to blessed to have experienced the majesty of those ancient trees. Wonderful photos, Cindy. <3
Thank you Olga. The only bad thing about a forest like this is when you have to leave it!
Magical the place is indeed, Cindy! It’s so beautiful and the peace and tranquility really come through in your photos.
It is wonderful to hear from you Halim! I am heading over to your site to see if you’ve posted. Be well my friend and so pleased you enjoyed the photos~
Nice! Now for a breath taking ride up to the ancient Bristle Cone Pine forest. And I mean breathe taking. As I remember: very narrow road, steep ascent, no guard rails, precipitous drop but so worth the challenge to get there. Have fun!♡
YES! So happy you saw this incredible place! We did the hikes. 6+ miles but so worth it to see trees that are over 5000 years old! Mind boggling! The trail at times was so narrow and the drop off so intense and so high. I touched the trees. They felt like living stone. This was an experience of a lifetime!
The forest looks beautiful and enchanting. Enjoy Cindy!
Thank you Brad and I saw a beautiful bear cub!
If I didn’t watch a marathon of crocodile and snake movies this weekend these scenes would make me smile – now they make me nervous!
Those shows are scary!
Pines are indeed so peaceful. You did a great job of conveying that here, Cindy.
Thanks my friend. We need the peace of the pines in these violent times!
I’m jealous, Cuz !!!!!!!!!!!! 😉 🙂
Me too. I would like to live in this forest!
Garden of Eden
Thanks for sharing this beautiful tour through the enchanted forest. 🙂
Thank you more for coming with me! <3
When I see these beautiful pics, I want to spend a whole saturday in this forest
so beautiful as always
Yes! I was sad when I had to leave!
Looks like a excellent place for a picnic…………..hopefully Yogi & Boo Boo are else where!
Nice shots Cindy!
I saw boo bear! He was alone and too young which made me sad.
ah…….he’s young & will tumble along merrily!
Oh good, I hope so. I am heading your way soon to hang with the bears. First stop, a cabin in The Knight Inlet to watch the grizzlies go fishing!
Hi, Cindy. It does look enchanted. The first shot reminds me of an invitation to walk through “the gates” as if we were entering a fairy tale. Lovely.
Yes, forests are living fairy tales!
Enchanted, indeed. Beautiful, Cindy.
Thank you Cynthia and have a wonderful week my friend!
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Grateful for you my friend! <3
How amazing, Cindy. What an enchanting place!
Have to admit when I saw the green water, it reminded me of the swimming pool at the Rio Olympics when it had a bad day.
Oh dear! Hopefully this is the good sort of green!
I’ve never met a forest I didn’t like. I even like the sections of forest that have been dammed by the beavers!
I love them too. We killed off so many of them in the lower 48. When I was a kid we had them in our local mountains. Now no more. They are incredible critters!
So green, so calm, so tranquil. Would love to walk in this forest Cindy. thanks for taking us along… The photos are brilliant!
We all need enchanted forests to escape into! Thank you Rhonda and be well my friend~
Your photography makes it all so inviting!
This was like stepping into a stream like setting, Cindy. It would be hard to exit once you got there.Now, I am humming “Hotel California” which is a rather scary setting but once you get “there” you cannot leave. . . 🙂
Simply divine photography, dear friend! <3 xo
It was a stream of dreams Robin! Now I am humming it too…..Be well my friend~ <3
Well, although “stream like setting” is pretty sounding, Cindy, I meant “Dream- like” setting! 😀
Who knew? There is such a thing!
Enchanted indeed! We wouldn’t be surprised if we’ll see elves and fairies there. We would definitely love to hike and camp here. Beautiful photos as usual.
Of course there are elves & fairies!
Honored, thank you~
These are even prettier! Love that stream, what an idyllic spot!
Sometimes you just find the place that makes you say, ahhhhhh……….
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