Category Archives: flora

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

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify

Photograph by Doug Couvillion: large fern fiddlehead in a Hawaiian tropical rainforest

These fiddleheads remind me of an animal embryo.  I suppose in a way they aren’t that different; newly forming leaves that aren’t fully developed yet.

This seemed like an appropriate post for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract

black and white macro photograph of banana skin

Here’s my Abstract submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge.  I’m calling it Bananascape.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Future

photograph of peony shoots

Hopefully in a few months these peony shoots will grow into flowering bushes.


Goldfish And Water Lilies

HDR photograph of goldfish and water lilies at the Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts

Goldfish and water lilies at the Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond, VA.


Mountain Stream, Dark Hollow Falls

photograph of a mountain stream and waterfall in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA

The fixed, hard stone provides an ideal path for water to rush down the mountain.  The stone may seem immobile and rigid but in time it will be defeated by the steady pounding of the water and the quiet, patience of the moss.  For now they share this space and offer a beautiful, peaceful spot to sit and rest.


Ferns, I

photograph of ferns growing in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA

This post was inspired by Brenda of A Meditative Journey with Saldage.  When I saw these ferns they reminded me of the type of image she frequently posts.  That being said, I’m sure she would have done a far better job with them than I did.