Square Tops #18: Sunrise at the Top

Top of the Dune

On Top of the Dune, Sossusvlei , Namib Desert, Namibia

 

Join Becky’s April Squares: SquareTops. There are only two rules: the photo must be square and it must relate to the theme of the month.

The theme for April Squares is ‘top‘, and Becky has listed five idioms to choose from;

  1. On Top of the World – summit, crown, peak (tiptop) or uppermost part of something.
  2. Under the Big Top – topping or covering (or if you are really lucky a circus!)
  3. Room at the Top – first or highest in position
  4. Cherry on Top – something made even more wonderful by becoming square
  5. Top and Tail – or maybe you’d prefer to play around with word combinations such as top dog, top stitch, top hat, top secret, top knot, top drawer or top dollar!

The main tag is #SquareTops but you may also want to add a second tag using the idiom your square is coming under.

In The Distance

New Mexico

View From The Train

New Mexico Landscape from Amtrak Train, Upper Level

Join Nancy’s A Photo A Week: On The Horizon

Tree

A Broken Heart

Hanging On, Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Orange County, California

Join Ryan Photography’s Photo For The Week #21: Trees

When the Rains Came

What a difference a rain storm can make.

Before the rain.

After the rain.

In the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California, Calaveras County, near Valley Springs.

Off the Beaten Path: Carbon Canyon Regional Park, County of Orange, California

The Life Cycle of a Coastal Redwood in Arid Southern California.

The Carbon Canyon Redwood Grove was planted in 1975 with seedlings donated by a bank. Today, 241 redwoods have survived the arid climate, though they will never reach the size of the redwoods living in the northern coastal climate. Earlier in the 20th century, the Carbon Canyon area was part of a booming oil production industry.

The Redwood Grove, planted 1975.

A giant tree that produces a very small seed cone. The soil here will not support growth from seeds.

Root burl from which seedlings grow.

Redwood seedlings

Walking path through grove.

Redwood bark on 48 year old tree.

The topography adjacent to the grove.

Backroads America

Wide open spaces:

New Mexico

East of Santa Fe, New Mexico

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