Atop the Stump at the Farm etc.

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

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People ready to scream atop Phantom’s Revenge at Kennywood

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Duquesne Incline atop Mt. Washington Pittsburgh PA

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Wonder Bread sign in Columbus OH

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St. Mary of the Mount atop Mt. Washington Pittsburgh

Atop Wedding Cakes

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A gallery of wedding cakes with bows, words, flowers, birds and leaves

for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

CharlotteandJoel

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.

Charlotte Sellier

Herndon, Va.

JoeandMauraJoe and Maura in Philadelphia

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Love birds and flowers atop Laura and James’ Wedding Cake

You’ve seen many of these cake photos when the Weekly Challenge was Layers

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Celeste and Shawn’s Reception at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium

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Dan and Ann  Crystal Tearoom in Philadelphia

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Melissa and Jeremy cut their cake

JacklynandMike

Autumn Leaves and Buckeyes atop Jacklyn and Mike’s cake with Maura watching

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Kevin and Kat’s Wedding Cake

PrudenceandJordan

Prudence and Jordan in Somerset

DonnaandJohn

Donna and John DAbruzzo Cake Topper

JarrodandLauren

Jarrod and Lauren James at the Rivers Club downtown Pittsburgh

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KevinandErica

Alaska Honeymoon Bound- Kevin and Erica Acklin’s wedding in Iowa.

MartyandIlde

Marti and Ilde’s Cake Topper

13th Birthday Wish

Weekly Photo Challenge- Wish  

Dear Anna,  May all your wishes come true.

Love, FF Ruthie

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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.

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Silver Wishing Well

Weekly Photo Challenge is WISH

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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.

 

Roads Taken from Okanogan WA

The Road Taken- Washington Roads

A gallery of roads from trips to the Northwest, visiting our brother.

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Nombre de Dios Mission

The Road Taken St. Augustine FL img_3672

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A Good Match- Weekly Photo Challenge

The Weekly Photo Challenge- A Good Match

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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.