April 25, 2012

the foggy Monterey Cypresses of San Francisco


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photo by Donald Kinney

Well, it doesn't get much more "west-coast" than the Monterey Cypress.
I found these ghostly figures above the historic remains of Sutro Baths in San Francisco.



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Early Sunday morning couldn't have been much foggier. Drippy and wet. Cold and chilling. And not one humanoid in sight. Bliss...



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Monterey Cypresses do well along California's central coast where they are frequently bathed by moist sea fog. Ocean winds shape their foliage. Trunks and branches often take on ghostly designs. They remind me of my roots--I grew up on the Monterey Peninsula, 120 miles to the south where they flourish, quite expressively in my opinion.


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4 comments:

Stine said...

Wow this is really beautiful! Kinda scary as well! :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Yes, Randsburg is a photographer's delight. You would have a field day there.

sfmike said...

Dear Donald: I went out in shorts at 7AM that Sunday to play golf out at Lincoln with those golf balls you gave me, which means we were right next to you when you were shooting. For some reason, we were sure the fog was going to lift, but as the day continued it just got thicker and wetter. Still had a good time. Check out the photos at another blog here:

http://eatarf242.blogspot.com/

Hilda R.B said...

Love this. Beautiful!

 
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