Stephen Kirkpatrick

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Monterey Day

The Monterey Peninsula is a place of amazing beauty. We spent most of Friday and Saturday in Carmel and along the famed 17-Mile Drive. It was gorgeous. Most of what I shot was on film so no go as far as photos to post here, but I did get a couple of shots on my Nikon point-and-shoot to share.


 Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa)

In the wild, the species is confined to two small populations, near Monterey and CarmelCalifornia. There was once a large population of these trees, some survivors are as old as 2000 years.

Sea Rocket or Iceplant (Cakile edentula)

This succulent is beautiful but is considered a "pest." It is used extensively as ground cover but has spread all over central California dunes. It is still debated whether or not it is a native species.

Breakers on Monterey Peninsula

 (all photos taken with Nikon P7000)

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