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Invitation to Photography: Harvesting the Inner Garden

Welcome to this month’s Abbey Photo Party!

button-photographyselect a theme and invite you to respond with images.

We began this month with a Community Lectio Divina practice with our reflection on the harvest in the Parable from the Gospel of Mark.

I invite you for this month’s Photo Party to hold these words in your heart as you go out in the world to receive images in response. As you walk be ready to see what is revealed to you as a visual expression of your prayer.

You can share images you already have which illuminate the theme, but I encourage you also to go for a walk with the theme in mind and see what you discover.

You are also welcome to post photos of any other art you create inspired by the theme.  See what stirs your imagination!

How to participate:

You can post your photo either in the comment section below* (there is now an option to upload a file with your comment – your file size must be smaller than 1MB – you canresize your image for free here – choose the “small size” option and a maximum width of 500).

You can also join our Holy Disorder of Dancing Monks Facebook group and post there. Feel free to share a few words about the process of receiving this image and how it speaks of the harvest for you.

*Note: If this is your first time posting, or includes a link, your comment will need to be moderated before it appears. This is to prevent spam and should be approved within 24 hours.

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16 Responses

  1. This time of year my heart often grows reflective and still. This year, in particular, I am aware of the intensity of beauty we can harvest as the leaves are turning, the sky is bluing and the air is chilling. The reflection I was privileged to capture in this photo was, for me, a perfect “reflection” of my soul as it takes in the beauty of the Creator’s bounty.

  2. My yard has been filled with monarch butterflies. I find that I am harvesting resurrection and new life this autumn.

  3. I found this flower growing up through my driveway. Its stems have thorns. It just reminded me that even though I face adversity at times I can still push on, thorns and all and still bloom because of the way God is working in my heart and life giving me the strength I need.

  4. That which is hidden underneath
    can be so delightful
    it dances it’s own can-can dance
    saying, “Yes, I can can-can.”

  5. Harvesting the Inner Garden.

    Be still and listen .
    The earth, she sings your heart into peace.

  6. I walked with the passage in mind. My camera captured a “shadow selfie”. Later I manipulated a bit and feel it captures the “shimmer”, for me of “…the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how.”

    1. This is a great selfie…it depicts our oneness with nature in our living and dyings (green grass and dead leaves).