A Summer Alchemy

Alchemy is an ancient practice shrouded in mystery and secrecy. Its practitioners mainly sought to turn lead into gold, a quest that has captured the imaginations of people for thousands of years.

Alchemy: A seemingly magical transformation.  There was a very strong spiritual component involved – a belief in the connection of all things;  that there was a formula akin to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and like the embodiment of the Holy Grail, ultimately an enlightenment of the soul.

the sand people at Parksville

and my submission to the Monochrome Madness Gallery with Leanne Cole

daisies mono

coloured version is here

There’s courage involved if you want

to become truth.  

 We alchemists look for talent that

can heat up and change.  Lukewarm won’t do.

Halfhearted holding back,

well-enough getting by?  Not here.-Rumi

and wandering in Rathtrevor Park by the Sea

The boys of summer


The sorcerer in his raven cloak, is calling

between the whispering meadow and the singing sea

turning folds of light from green to golden.

Munin and the apple



Parksville Sand Sculpting