Monday, December 1, 2014

family portrait

When we were strolling around in Hillsborough recently we made our way to St Matthew's Episcopal Church. In older, historic towns we usually seek out the Episcopal properties because they're often among the oldest in town and have lots of architectural beauty and great old graveyards. St Matthew's was built in 1825 and was actually the second of it's denomination in town. The first was built in the early 1700's but was destroyed by fire. St Matthew's though, did not disappoint.
We rounded the sanctuary, enjoying the beautiful stained glass including the Tiffany Angel window and noting the stones marking the graves of the first Rector, his wife and their infant triplets all inset on the back wall of the building. Making our way through the soft moss and leaf mold of the graveyard we came upon another set of triplets, very much alive and enjoying the peaceful setting.
They were so quiet, nibbling the grasses and staying close together. I think one of us must have snapped a twig because they were suddenly aware of our company.
We were spotted.....
...but not before I was able to take a family portrait.

3 comments:

Dee said...

WOW! What an amazing photo of the deer.

Aren't the babes so sweet!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

What lovely photos, of this deer family. Simply beautiful...

And the triplets, tying with the history of the church...

Also lovely...

Tessa~

Francesca said...

what an amazing coincidence! (even at this distance in time and space, it is sad to think of mother and infant triplets in a graveyard.)