As a Doctor Who fan, I really ought not to like stone angels as much as I do. My sweetheart loves to visit cemeteries in his quest for tough plants (‘flowers even dead people can grow’). We often see cherubs but the more characterful angels, like this one holding out a lily in remembrance, are rare.
It’s in a quiet Scottish graveyard that we found while exploring the area around Rosslyn Chapel.
I imagine some people might think they are creepy and perhaps I would have found them so at one time. Now I see comfort – patience – sorrow – faith – resignation, all rolled into one expression.