Wordless Wednesday - Still Standing

Real Estate Broker/Owner with JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 10491201242

Back in 2008 I wrote about this tree on Bard's Campus and the fight for life. I am happy to say it is still standing after all these years,although it seem to be getting smaller.
There is a lesson here, no matter how tough things get the key is to never give up, there is so much more to life; and yes hiccups will get in the way. Success will depend on your reaction to these hiccups.

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Sometimes it's encouraging to be around something like this.

Oct 16, 2012 11:47 PM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Jennifer....wow....that's a tree that's lucky to be standing....

Oct 17, 2012 03:06 AM #2
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Jennifer, I remember that post . I am glad to see that the tree is still standing. People should be careful when they go beneath the tree.

Oct 17, 2012 03:11 AM #3
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Happy to hear the tree is still alive....it's looking pretty good!

Oct 17, 2012 04:38 AM #4
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Jennifer, wow, amazing that tree is still alive. Shows real determination on the part of both the tree and the people who are taking care of it!

Oct 17, 2012 04:39 AM #5
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Jennifer  That is a wonderful success story- your message fits the photo perfectly

Oct 17, 2012 07:06 AM #6
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Michelle you never know what might inspire you.

Barbara I really don't know how it is still standing, must be pure will power

Gita there is rope around the perimeter of the tree, and  looking at it you wouldn't choose to sit under it unless you were really dense.

Sharon there is new growth but it is the condition of the trunk which gets my attention.

Andrea so true, the tree has a will to continue living and there are people who care enough to assist.

Karen when I am in the area I just have to check on it.  There is certainly a lesson there.

Oct 17, 2012 06:02 PM #7
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

You're right Jennifer...never give up!  The tree is a good lesson for all.

Oct 18, 2012 08:46 AM #8
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