And a few other pics for the second ATOP gallery.
I was talking with my friend today and said I don’t think I use the word atop in my everyday vocabulary. But I seem to have a few photos from the archives that illustrate it.
At Chuck and Sharon’s farm in Crestline, OH
Grandkids atop the playhouse in the backyard, a few years ago.
People ready to scream atop Phantom’s Revenge at Kennywood
A former student posting for the nutritional food posters
Duquesne Incline atop Mt. Washington Pittsburgh PA
Lawn ball atop stand in Joan’s Garden
Wonder Bread sign in Columbus OH
Christmas Tree atop fence post on Arlington Avenue
St. Mary of the Mount atop Mt. Washington Pittsburgh
A gallery of wedding cakes with bows, words, flowers, birds and leaves
for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop
This one was featured at the NYTimes Your One-of-a-Kind Cake Toppers Slide Show
My grandparents Kay and Matt Walsh were married on Valentine’s Day in 1942 and this cute couple adorned their cake. Within a few months my grandfather, who owned Jimmy Ryan’s Dixieland Jazz Club on West 54th Street, was in uniform and heading overseas. These little bisque lovebirds made an appearance at each of their four daughters’ weddings and the third generation of granddaughters continued the tradition. I’ve always thought the groom looked like a dapper New Yorker, like my grandfather. My husband, Joel, and I were delighted that it was present at our own Valentine’s Day wedding in 2010.
Joe and Maura in Philadelphia
Love birds and flowers atop Laura and James’ Wedding Cake
You’ve seen many of these cake photos when the Weekly Challenge was Layers
Celeste and Shawn’s Reception at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
Dan and Ann Crystal Tearoom in Philadelphia
Melissa and Jeremy cut their cake
Autumn Leaves and Buckeyes atop Jacklyn and Mike’s cake with Maura watching
Kevin and Kat’s Wedding Cake
Prudence and Jordan in Somerset
Donna and John DAbruzzo Cake Topper
Jarrod and Lauren James at the Rivers Club downtown Pittsburgh
Berries atop cupcakes Jessica and Matthew’s Wedding at the Aviary
Alaska Honeymoon Bound- Kevin and Erica Acklin’s wedding in Iowa.
Marti and Ilde’s Cake Topper
Dear Anna, May all your wishes come true.
Love, FF Ruthie
Granddaughter Anna makes a wish as she blows out the candles on the cupcakes at the Surprise Party with her friends and family at the Mellow Mushroom.
And at home contemplating a second wish with the family as cousin Charlie looks on.
from my charm bracelet from the mid-sixties
A tiny sterling wishing well. Can’t fit a coin in it.
I wish I could remember who gave it to me.
You’ve seen the bracelet before, I know.
A gallery of roads from trips to the Northwest, visiting our brother.
Irrigation of fruit orchard
Wildfire damage below
Our crazy rental Lincoln Continental. We need a car with room in it for David’s leg which was healing.
The Road Taken St. Augustine FL
Due to hurricane Matthew damage we were unable to cross the bridge. Repairs to restore the mission are underway. The old gift shop was completely demolished.
Weekly Photo Challenge- The Road Taken
from the wedding and anniversary archives
A valentine collage of some of the couples I’ve had the privilege to photograph on their special days, capturing them loving one another.