Sunday, December 05, 2010

The Lone Cypress (My World #98)

It had waited long enough. I waited long enough. Every time we were in the neighborhood, there seemed to be a more pressing thing to do or see. But in May we made sure we'd see what tourists and locals pay $9 to see. I finally got to photograph the Lone Cypress of Monterey :)

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Isn't she a beauty?  Perched in her throne overlooking the ocean.

This is my entry for this week's MY WORLD.  See what people shared in their world, click here.

36 comments:

Ginnie said...

This tree has a very interesting story for me, Maria, which relates to Donica's mother (who passed away in 2008). When she retired from her work in Monterey, her co-wrkers gave her a beautiful gold replica of this tree on a necklace. The story is longer but it's the only thing I wanted of hers after she died. I wore it for about a year.... I have never seen the tree in real life, even though I was in Monterey a couple times. Thanks for showing it to me/us.

dong ho said...

i picked my favorite photo in this photo. it's the fifth photo. enchanting!

kayni said...

what a beautiful and strong tree. i love the fifth and sixth photos.

gillboard said...

the tree looks lonely. :(

Gizelle said...

i first heard of a lone cypress tree from a manga/anime...hmmm or was it cedar?!? :D ganda!

George said...

The tree definitely looks regal on that point overlooking the ocean. Thanks for bringing this lone cypress to us.

Carver said...

She is a beauty and as always your photography is so good at capturing what you see.

Andrew Graeme Gould said...

A great series. That tree does look outstanding on its own there. I loved what I saw of the California coast (including Monterey on our visit in 2007, and can't wait to go back for more.
Thanks for finding my blog and commenting...

Sylvia K said...

Breathtaking place and your captures are superb as always! I particularly love the last two. Hope you have a wonderful week! Enjoy!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

It's a pretty tree in a gorgeous location!

Al said...

That is a beautiful tree, the shape is so elegant, and the location is unbeatable. It's nice to know that they're around the world now. But $9 to see a tree seems pretty steep!

Indrani said...

Trees have stories too, wish this old tree could speak.

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

I can't imagine the storms that this one solitary tree on that very exposed perch have been through all these years. Really a toughie huh!

Jenn Jilks said...

Wow! We're so snowy here, but you saw my photos! Thank you for visiting My World !

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

she is a beauty and a toughie! imagine standing there alone all these years. i like taking photos of lonely trees.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. Amazing location for the tree.

Life Ramblings said...

she's a beauty with personality. thanks for sharing your world.

magiceye said...

brilliant! the elegance and dignity with which it stands captured so well!

Arija said...

I love old gnarled trees that are true survivors in a harsh climate. A very beautiful Cypress indeed.

ladyfi said...

Wow - a lovely beauty!

Marites said...

oh, i do hope it'll live more years for the next generations. It's just so amazing that it was able to stand through the years amidst all the elements. The boardwalk and the stairs are assuring to see that people can actually see and appreciate it closer.

Luna Miranda said...

oh yes, the famous and most photographed Cypress tree in Monterey.:p so beautiful! nainggit tuloy ako. heehee

Randi said...

Wow...can´t believe that this Cypress can survive there. You captured it so well!

indicaspecies said...

A lovely post on the Lone Cypress of Monterey. The last two photographs speak a lot.

Thanks for sharing, and have a lovely day in this wonderful world as we continue to sing in harmony.:)

Tarun Mitra said...

Nice capture :)

Hazel said...

She is a beauty. No wonder it's $9 to see her.

Louis said...

The Grove, the Row, the Cypress - Monterey is quite some place. And with happy flowers when it rains. That cypress is quite a tree - very photogenic. Some of you pictures has me thinking of a Japanese garden.

Jenn said...

It is gorgeous indeed! Love, love, love Monterey.

Thanks for the visit... I have the price of the villa na, I actually couldn't recall how much but I asked. :-) Check out my post again.

Wren said...

Thanks for sharing this, ewok. I had not heard of this tree but admire it through your photos. I think it just went on my destination list for a future visit.

Y. Ikeda said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. It's a lovely place and worth visiting to see her! Thanks for sharing.

Francisca said...

Sitting on the edge of the coastline, that lone cypress has seen and felt the force of all kinds of weather... for over 300 years... it's amazing it's not more battered looking. Lovely series of photos.

[I'm no flower expert, but I don't think cadena de amor is the same as jasmine; however, the former does grow in white as well as pink. :-) ]

Pietro said...

Very nice images! The Lone Cypress is fantastic.

JM said...

What a great place! Love the trees and your photos too.

JDeQ said...

Gorgeous shot - isnb't the drive along the coast stunning? This is one of our favourite spots to visit when we're in the Monterery area.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Fabulous coast and very interesting tree!

Joy said...

Indeed that is a beautiful tree! How very romantic to be surrounded by water.

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