Pebble Beach is synonymous with beauty, luxury, golf and a tree. Not just any old tree. This is a 250-plus-year-old Monterey cypress, a species native in only two places in the world, both on the Peninsula. This particular tree is so special, it has a name, The Lone Cypress, and has been trademarked by its landowner, the Pebble Beach Co. FULL STORY
The mystery of the gnarled cypress silhouettes, stark and black against the setting sun s carmine blaze, haunts long after. Richard Guthrie, as quoted in Monterey County Herald s Living Here 2007-2008
The low tide of the full moon leaves vast wet parade grounds where platoons of hermit crabs march and counter-march among the anemones, snails, red stars, urchins, mussels, barnacles, et al., in a glorious ceremony honoring our toddling grand marshals. Richard Guthrie, as quoted in Monterey County Herald s Living Here 2007-2008
The serenity of a simple horseback ride or walk along the coastal dunes between ocean and forest; the view gives a panorama of magnificent proportions. Few places on earth can match the natural beauty of this rocky coastline with Monterey Pines providing the signature look of the Monterey Peninsula in the background. How satisfying it is to have this as our neighborhood. Rick Verbanec, 2007 president of the Del Monte Forest Property Owners.
Time for reflection while listening to the haunting sounds of a bagpiper at sunset at Spanish Bay or the comforting regularity and discipline of the bugle calls rolling through the forest from the Presidio in the quiet mornings and evenings. Rick Verbanec, 2007 president of the Del Monte Forest Property Owners.