Tuesday, August 21, 2012

In Search of an Angel

I honestly thought this one would be fairly easy.  I mean ... churches and cemeteries, right? We have no shortage of either around here and I was convinced one or the other would yield a statue of an angel.  But no such luck.  All of our cemeteries have headstones, some elaborate, some plain, but no statues. None.  And the churches?  Nope.  A few of the Catholic church/schools had statues of the Virgin Mary.  Unfortunately she was not sporting the requisite pair of celestial feathered wings.

The angel I finally spotted was at one of those places that sells garden statues. On the side of a highway.  I had to make a special trip back and actually pull off to the side of the road to get this photo, shot through the car window:

So there you have it, # 8 on Rinda's Photo Scavenger Hunt list, a statue of an angel.  And yes, it would have been far simpler to pull out one of the girls' Christmas ornaments (we have several angels among them) and photograph that, but I was determined to get the life-size version that Wikipedia defines as a statue!

13 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Well...it's a pretty sensational statue.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Maybe you should buy it for your garden!
Rinda

Elizabeth said...

That's a beautiful angel!

Amy said...

Gosh, she's a ripper! I didn't want to go into the cemetery for a photo, and I knew I would find one there, but, I found quite a few in people's gardens .... it seems angels make popular garden adornment!

Kai said...

Great find... worth the double-back! (Hi!) :)

Karen said...

Lovely photo of an angel Cheri. I think my angel will be the last photo on my list because I know exactly the angel I want but have to wait to take the photo.

debs14 said...

It was worth the detour, that is a magnificent statue!

Jo.C said...

She was worth the wait - very impressive!

helena said...

well done - I had the same experience in my search of churchs and graveyards

Alison said...

Very impressive indeed...but I'm not sure I would want her in my garden!
Alison xx

alexa said...

An angel with great stature and poise - and you've done really well to find it!

Melissa said...

I'm still looking for an angel, and I thought it would be simple, too. We went to FOUR museums on our trip to New Mexico, but not a single angel. Great shot!!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh she is beautiful - well worth the wait, I'd say. :o)