I love the Gothic atmosphere, that Ivy running wild can bring to the monuments in an old cemetery. It seems to add it's own contrasting message to the unchanging stillness and silence of the sentinal stones, reminding us that life is continually moving forward.
Having appreciated that though.....
I just had to peel it back to see what it would reveal underneath
A beautiful but sadly broken lily bud, before it had the time to blossom.