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The Lone Cypress Tree – A Symbol of Stability
Last week end – this is my first visit to the US – I had a chance to visit the 17 Mile Drive in Monterey Bay. My friend and colleague Palani took a great risk and agreed to teach me to drive on the US roads, especially the freeway.
The Teacher and the Student
He taught me lane discipline, important road symbols, looking over shoulders before switching lanes, entering the freeway at 60mph (I would never dare do this in India) and many more. I did throw him a few scares by driving on the left side of the road a couple of times (deserted roads of course) and once changing lane without looking behind my shoulder. Thanks to his tutelage I have learnt the ropes and now I am able to drive in San Jose roads without getting honked at (just once in the past 5 days).
The Lone Cypress Tree
This is “The Lone Cypress Tree” which stands on a rock for more than 200 years (some web sites claim more than 250 years). I learnt from a colleague Don that this tree which stands as a symbol of stability weathering time is the inspiration behind the Cypress Logo.
Here are some more interesting photos from this trip.
The majestic Brown Pelican in flight
This Beechey Ground Squirrel was quite bold and posed for me
A Western Gull resting on a rock