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Invitation to Photography: Summer Solstice

Welcome to the very first Abbey Photo Party

This is a new experiment and sort of a twist on the regular Poetry Parties.  Instead of my selecting a theme and image and inviting you to respond with words, I will select a theme and poem and invite you to respond with images

Since you can’t post images directly in the comments section here, I invite you to add them to the Flickr Group I have created.  Please do leave a comment below to let us know you have joined the party and feel free to link back to your own blog and post your image there too.  If possible I’d love to have them all in the Flickr group as well (joining Flickr is free)!  Share as many as five of your images in response to the theme. Feel free to take your image(s) in any direction and then if you have a blog, please post the invitation and encourage others to come join the party!

On the Solstice — Sunday, June 21st –I will draw a name at random from those who participate and send the winner a copy of Illuminating Mystery: Creativity as Spiritual Practice.


Photo Party Theme: Summer Solstice — Embracing the Light

As sun scatters dark
She asks me to awaken
To the light in me.

-Christine Valters Paintner

The Summer Solstice is this coming Sunday, June 21st. 

Those of us in the northern hemisphere are experiencing longer and longer days. 

** Let the first Photo Party be a Celebration of Light! **

SPECIAL NOTE:  I am going to be switching my website to a new hosting company this week, so please be patient if my site disappears for a little while or you otherwise encounter some hiccups.  Please keep trying!


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17 Responses

  1. Christine, I love this idea. I’ve set up a Flickr account and will participate–next time. Life is only going to be so accomodating this week.

  2. Hello, Christine! Summer is especially welcom in the snow belt states. I posted a photo I took last week at a local lake. The water was still…the sun was luminous in the clouds.

  3. Hi Christine.
    I like the photo party concept.
    It is the light in us that warms us to the light in our photographs.

  4. Hi Christine –
    I am a first timer to any of your parties, not a writer, but I do find the photo idea intriguing. Just uploaded 3 images – under the name Sambagrammy, and am excited to be included in the fun.