Spent an Autumn afternoon hunkered down beside the gravestones at Alloway Auld Kirk to sketch this card in Acrylic for Liz in Australia - Liz and Borromini So glad it arrived safely as a previous card disappeared into the pit of the lost post.
From Postcard from my Walk
"Today I received this amazing postcard from Bridget.
It is of the church in the village of Alloway – the setting for Robert Burn's poem Tam O’Shanter. Although I am in love with Scotland and been there 9 times in the past 12 years, I have only had limited exposure to Burns and did not know this poem at all. Of course I have looked it up now
She prophesied that late or soon,Thou wad be found, deep drown'd in Doon,Or catch'd wi' warlocks in the mirk,By Alloway's auld, haunted kirk.Just wish I had someone with a lovely thick Scottish accent to read me the whole poem!"
Liz and Borromini