Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Watery Wednesday, #122 & Wordless Wednesday, The Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach, CA, January 12, 2011

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  1. A much-photographed piece of greenery. Very nice, Carmen.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Happy WW! ;)
    PS: my name is also Carmen and i am born on octomber too :)

  3. Looks like a real Shangri-la! Wonderful.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  4. beautiful pics.
    Tried to add you to FB , send you friend request but it did not worked.

  5. Very beautiful scene, so peaceful.

  6. The tree stands up so well for a good photograph.

  7. That's a beautiful scene. So different from anything around here. Of course, around here is not looking very normal either. There's been snow/ice covering the ground since Sunday night. There has been very little melting too.

  8. Just wonderful! It is a beautiful scene and a very popular tree to photograph.

  9. Wow- that looks like a bonsai

  10. I love this photos. Thank you for the visit as well. See you again.

  11. The second shot is too good, I like the reflected water colors.

  12. awesome photos of the lone cypress Carmen, perhaps the most photographed tree :)

  13. one of the most photographed tree! it's beautiful...fantastic shots.

  14. So beautiful, Carmen. I've seen this in person. Thanks for the gorgeous reminder.
    xo jj

  15. They look like little bonsais in the coast. I love the zooms you got.

    Regards Carmen.


    [Barcelona Daily Photo]

  16. Kay L.Davies -
    I never get tired of visiting this area of California!

    CARMEN -
    What a pleasure to have you visit my blog - and a fellow Libran as well. Hope you'll come again.

    Maggie May -
    The Monterey Peninsula, only about a hundred miles from me, is such a lovely place to visit -very scenic, wonderful seafood and not too crowded.

    sm -
    Glad we're squared away now on Facebook. I wish I had more time to visit my friends there.

    MarieElizabeth -
    It is a serene setting. I always wonder how the golfers at Pebble Beach can ever concentrate on that little white ball with that incredible view in front of them.

    rainfield61 -
    Sadly, one of the most famous of the Monterey cypresses, the Witches Tree, blew down in a storm many years ago. Fortunately, I visted there and saw it before that happened.

    steviewren -
    Itis so hard to believe that the South is covered with snow! My brother and his wife in
    the Atlanta area were inundated. Good thing his IBM job has him working from home and she is retired!!

    eileeninmd -
    That tree has to be one of the most photographed in the US. I hope a storm never topples it as one did the Witches Tree in the same area.

    Sharkbytes (TM) -
    You're right, Joan, they do resemble bonsai. They are so lovely, perched there on the rocks.

    The Pathway -
    I never tire of going down to Carmel, Monterey and Pacific Grove. There are beautiful vistas everywhere.

    Indrani -
    I haven't done an overnight stay in the area in awhile ( it's only a couple of hours from home ) but, when I do, I like to get shots of that tree at different times of the day and night.

    betchai -
    I wonder how many hundreds of thousands of people have photographed that lovely tree...maybe TSS needs to mee in northern CA sometime, from Monterey on to San Francisco!!

    Luna Miranda -
    I've been taking photos of that tree since I first met it, 48 years ago!!

    Joanna Jenkins -
    I imagine most of us long time CA residents have seen the Lone Cypress. It's part of our history!

    Irredento Urbanita -
    Valery, I think it's time you paid us a visit in CA - there is so much for you to see and photograph! Don't leave Barcelona - I love having you there, just take a vacation!!

  17. I love the different lighting! And i love that tree!

  18. Beautiful photos, Carmen! What awesome shots!