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

grandkids atop roofGrandkids atop the playhouse in the backyard, a few years ago.

phantom

People ready to scream atop Phantom’s Revenge at Kennywood

apple atop student

A former student posting for the nutritional food postersduquesne incline

Duquesne Incline atop Mt. Washington Pittsburgh PA

IMG_9134Lawn ball atop stand in Joan’s Garden

wonder bread

Wonder Bread sign in Columbus OH

xmas tree atop fenceChristmas Tree atop fence post on Arlington Avenue

st-marys-on-the-mount

St. Mary of the Mount atop Mt. Washington Pittsburgh

Can Someone Explain Lawn Balls?

Photographed with the iPhone A Neighbor's Lawn Ball

I can see myself photographing the lawn ball, in the lawn ball’s reflection.   When I “googled” origin of the Lawn Ball it insisted I was asking about Lawn Bowls and Lawn Bowling. Not.

Maybe I don’t have the correct  terminology for this yard art, garden ornamentation, lawn decor.  There must be something about them that draws me in.  I’ve been thinking about who made the first lawn ball and how the idea came to him ( or her).  Placed on a pedestal, watching the clouds roll by on the curved surface.

Amy writes it is a Gazing Ball   Going to look it up. See her comment below for the lnk.

also called a Yard Globe or a Gazing Globe


Adding to Nature’s Beauty

A statement,
a center piece
placed on a pedestal.
I stare at it
photograph it.
Wonder how it came to be.

Inflatables Season Begins

I am fascinated by these monstrosities....I mean yard decor!

There is no explanation as to why I photograph these items.  Last year it was the Inflatable Turkeys and then a new one today- Frankenstein.  I hear they are expensive.  I guess I just don’t understand how they have caught on.  Surely the grandchildren would love a yard full of inflatables.  They remind me of those plastic clown punching bags you’d bop in the nose and it would fall  over and right itself, still smiling. They seem to be getting larger!