We Write.

“We write every day, we fight every day, we think and scheme and dream a little dream every day. Manuscripts pile up in the kitchen sink, run-on sentences dangle around our necks. We plant purple prose in our gardens and snip the adverbs only to thread them in our hair. We write with no guarantees, no certainties, no promises of what might come and we do it anyway. This is who we are.” -Tareheh Mafi

Monday, February 24, 2014

Real Life Drama

Real Life Drama:

A small town police group practices for the unthinkable - that a shooter would target their school.

Photos by Joyce Lavene

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Brighter Day

Just a little something to brighten your day!


Photo By Joyce Lavene

Monday, February 17, 2014

Reed Gold Mine is the site of the first authenticated discovery of gold in the United States in 1799. John Reed, a former Hessian soldier, discovered a 'gold substance' in the water of Little Meadow Creek in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and began the gold rush in this country.


Little Meadow Creek
Inside the old mine
A bucket to remove everything that wasn't gold
View from the middle of the mine. The bottom was closed off after it filled with water.
Photos By Joyce Lavene

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you share a beautiful table like this with someone you love today!

 Happy Valentine's day!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The I-know-you-don't-want-to-see-my-snow-pix blog

For all of you who are suffering from having so much snow, I apologize. 

For those of us who only see snow occasionally - enjoy!

Photos by Joyce and Jim Lavene

Monday, February 10, 2014

The loneliness of trees

I don't
know why,
but trees
always feel
to me.

Photo by Joyce Lavene

Friday, February 7, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Flower Art

Flower art from the Mobile, Alabama flower show

Photo by Joyce Lavene

Monday, February 3, 2014

Fireworks and the moon

It's not always easy to see fireworks with a bright moon, but I was able to get these shots.

Photos by Joyce Lavene