The Avant Guard

 

black and white photograph of a pedestrian tunnel by Doug Couvillion

The tunnel under the train tracks in Alexandria, VA always looks damp and forbidding.  I’ve walked past it many times and it always seems to draw my attention.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

photograph of a Buddha statue and incense by Doug Couvillion

Here’s my submission for the weekly photo challenge subject Heritage.

I’ve been practicing Buddhist teachings and meditation for the last 10 years or so.  Striving for non-attachment, self awareness and compassion for all sentient beings has changed my life in ways that are difficult to explain.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

photo by Doug Couvillion of Doug Couvillion reflected in sunglasses

Sitting at a table in a restaurant I noticed the lighting gave my sunglasses a mirror effect and decided to take this photo with my iPhone.  It seemed like the perfect choice for this week’s photo challenge theme, <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/reflecting/”>Reflecting</a>.

Dogwood In Jar Of Water

black and white photograph of a wilted dogwood flower in a jar of water, by Doug Couvillion

     Return is the movement of the Tao.
     Yielding is the way of the Tao.

     All things are born of being.
     Being is born of non-being.

From Tao Te Ching: A New English Version by Lao Tzu and Stephen Mitchell

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

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On a recent trip to New York City I visited the Rockefeller Center Observation Deck.  From there you can see most of Manhattan.  It’s a pretty incredible view.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/wanderlust/

Osprey In Flight

photograph of an Osprey in flight, copyright 2016 by Doug Couvillion

This is the same Osprey I photographed and featured on the blog a few months ago under the title “Osprey Hovering In Flight“.  It was much closer when I took this picture, revealing much more detail.  Please click the image to see a larger version of it.