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.
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
Sometimes seemingly random items catch my eye. When I noticed this open coconut laying on the ground something drew me to it. Maybe it was the contrast of textures and colors? The rough, fibers of the husk surround the smooth interior of the coconut shell and the rich brown shell encases the milky white remains of the nut.
Here’s my Abstract submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge. I’m calling it Bananascape.
Natural objects on the shore the James River, near Richmond, VA.
I like the color, the texture and the irony of this photo. The irony that the bolt, which helps hold the trailer together, required a hole to be drilled through the metal, which is ultimately causing it to fall apart.
If you click on the image you can see a larger version of it, which really highlights the texture.
The last two slices of watermelon, bathed in the light of the kitchen window.
The moss and saplings growing from this semi-submerged log make up a tiny little forest of their own. A microcosm of the world around them.
The late afternoon sun coming through my kitchen window provided an opportunity for a different perspective on a popular, refreshing soft drink. You might even say this brand is a piece of Americana. The marketing behind this beverage is so incredible, you’re sure to recognize it despite the fact the label is obscured and the bottle cap is completely out of focus.
While having lunch I noticed the intriguing pattern of lines at my table. The wicker place mat was crossed by the shadows of the blinds, which were themselves crossed by the stitching. All this seemed like a fun way to make something out of the utterly mundane.