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Invitation to Photography:  Flowers Appear on the Earth

invitation-photographyWelcome to this month’s Abbey Photo Party!

select a theme and invite you to respond with images.

We began this month with a Community Lectio Divina  practice with our reflection on some of the words from the Song of Songs in celebration of spring’s arrival

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 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 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.


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7 Responses

  1. These orchids are from the US Botanic Gardens, which is walking distance from work (I know, not fair, is it). However, the real moments for contemplation come as I prepare the image for printing in my post-processing. There is such subtlety in design that I work to carefully bring out what I see in my heart as much as my eye.

  2. The new season has arrived, it is the time to break open and sing an new song to all the earth. I’m pleased to have been invited to share with each of you. My time in the forest is always inspiring and a blessing.

  3. Your site was recommended by a friend and I’m thrilled to find you! As I was walking in the forest for a morning of contemplation all the tiny wild flowers were beginning to show themselves bravely dancing in the wind. Just wanting to be what they were created to be flowers of great beauty.

  4. This is the very first brave grape hyacinth poking up through the red clay of the south shore of Lake Superior.

  5. Taken on a walk during the Triduum at New Camaldolese Hermitage, Big Sur, CA. The Hernitage grounds were overflowing with new life.