This afternoon, David & I took a little drive across the state line to Scottsville, Texas. There is an old Civil War Cemetery in that tiny community that has a lovely chapel and some of the most beautiful marble head stones. I had wanted to visit again and take some pictures and since the temperature was cooler, this seemed like a good day to go.
When we left home, the sun was shining but by the time we reached the cemetery, a thundershower passed over. This beautiful piece caught my eye and if you look closely, thanks to the rain, she is crying.
Such amazing detail!
I think this is my favorite, the weeping Angel.
All the statues were in need of a good cleaning. I love mossy things, but these are really beautiful when white and clean. Black angel wings just aren't as appealing!
Another lovely angel, (a popular subject) holding a pretty rose bouquet.
The faces are especially sweet.
The cemetery has beautiful trees and flowers. The Crepe Myrtles are old enough to have that wonderful bark.
It is such a lovely old cemetery and though some folks may think it a little strange that we would spend a couple of hours there, I love the history and the peace and quiet. I have many more pictures, but will save them for another post.
David & I like to read the sentiment on the headstones. The older the stone, the more beautiful and poetic the words it seems. I will leave you with the following................