Sunday, February 27, 2011
Project 365 - Deep In The Woods
You do not necessarily expect to stumble into a piece of forgotten family history. But there it was, walled off and semi-cared for, the Russell family plot.
There are seven souls occupying this clearing in the woods. The youngest is an unnamed infant in an unmarked grave. The oldest is 50 year old John Russell. They say that John is buried standing up. Something about fox hunting and hearing the hounds as they beyed.
There is a bench on top of the hill where the Russell family rests. I put my camera bag there as I changed lenses. And when I had taken the images I came to get, after I gently closed the wooden gate and latched it tight into the notch carved into the encircling stone wall, I sat for just a moment in respectful silence for them all.