Cherry On Top

A Cross with a heart, photo taken near Sherbrooke, Quebec by author
A Cross with a heart, photo taken near Sherbrooke, Quebec by author

Cherry On Top

The phrase “cherry on top” makes me think of an ice cream sundae or something sweet like that. As for me personally, I have never cared for the preserved red cherry on top, but I do enjoy fresh cherries immensely. Besides the obvious Christian theme, maybe that is what this picture is about. Enjoy and here is the official definition for the phrase according to the Oxford dictionary.

“A desirable feature perceived as the finishing touch to something that is already very good.”       Fits this picture very well, don’t you think.

Cherry On Top

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The Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, Maine is one of America's most photographed lighthouses
The Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, Maine is one of America’s most photographed lighthouses, photo by author

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The sensory overload at this cherished site on a warm blustery, summer day is almost impossible to describe. One can see from the picture that the visual imprint is terrific. The towering limestone tower set against the rocky coastline of Down East with an active surf is something you just have to experience to fully comprehend and understand.

Then there are the things you can’t see, like the offshore breeze, the warmth of the sun and incredibly delicious smell of the salt air. Ahhhhh, I wish I was there now.

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In Addition

Thanks for the overwhelming response to this week’s photo challenge theme. As a result, I have added some more photos of lighthouses from Maine, plus one from the Gaspe region of Quebec.

The bug light is a tiny lighthouse overlooking the Portland Harbor.
The bug light is a tiny lighthouse overlooking the Portland Harbor.
Further out from the Portland Harbor is the South Portland Lighthouse
Further out from the Portland Harbor is this South Portland Lighthouse, called the breakwater light
Travel up the coast (or  down east as the locals say) and eventually you will come to the Pemaquid Light, which like the Portland Head Light is very much photographed and rendered in paintings
Travel up the coast (or down east as the locals say) and eventually you will come to the Pemaquid Light, which like the Portland Head Light is very much photographed and rendered in paintings
As you travel north along the coast, the lighthouses change shapes. This is the Gaspe Light located at the tip of the Gaspe Penninsula in the Forillon National Park of Canada...a wildly beautiful spot
As you travel north along the coast, the lighthouses change shapes. This is the Gaspe Light located at the tip of the Gaspe Penninsula in the Forillon National Park of Canada…a wildly beautiful spot
A sunset at the Breakwater Light in South Portland
A sunset at the Breakwater Light in South Portland