I had the pleasure of seeing this tree in 1985 when going down the coast road from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Lone Cypress, Monterey, California
Buffeted by the cold Pacific Ocean wind, the scraggly Lone Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) in Pebble Beach, Monterey Peninsula, California, isn’t a particularly large tree.
It makes up for its small size, however, with its iconic status as a stunningly beautiful tree in splendid isolation, framed by an even more beautiful background of the Pacific Ocean.
It’s not the biggest tree in the world. It’s not the most beautiful.
But it is… awesome!