This is my response to the Daily Post Challenge for the Week: Symbol.
The Lone Cypress is the eternal symbol of the Pebble Beach Company. The tree has stood guard on its perch for 250 years. It is a surprise to know that this tree is that old, it is not that big but am sure it’s been through a lot. When I first took a photo of it more than a decade ago it stood there proud and strong. However on my last visit, if you look closely it has been reinforced with steel wires. Am sure it gets a beating from the harsh winds, not to mention the strong waves from the Pacific.
You will see the Lone Cypress if you take the scenic 17-Mile Drive which begins from Pacific Grove to the majestic Del Monte Forest. The road ends at Carmel. The coast is beautiful and behind those tall walls you could catch a glimpse of some of the most private and beautiful homes in California.