Thursday, 12 June 2014
Life and Death
Greyfriars Kirk and Graveyard and it proved too tempting so I made my way there narrowly avoiding being sidetracked by Greyfriars Art Supply shop!
Covenanters but that's a story for another day.
my blip today I wanted to merge life and death and I did that by using Photoshop Elements to combine two of the photographs I took on this day.
One features a detail of one of the grave monuments, erected in memory of Thomas Bannantyne who died in 1625, and seen above. It has the Latin inscription Quis Evadet (Who will be spared?) on one side and Tempus edax rerum (time, the devourer of all things) on the other. It seems to show how the Word of God (why do I still use Capitals for this?) conquers Death (in the thought processes of the time). The angel looks quite perky to me! I combined it with a picture of the lupins in our garden. To me the message of the latter is much more clear: live a beautiful life and depart with grace.