There's a story behind this pic. Apparently, this statue is never without flowers in her hands. They change periodically, and no one knows who does it. Perhaps a relative back from the early 1900's that was charged w/keeping Minnie's memory alive? Whoever it is, I'm glad Minnie hasn't been forgotten.
I don't know if someone coaxed this vine to grow up and around the bird like a nest, or if it did it on its own--but I think it's lovely and haunting.
Bell in the church steeple.