This collection of photos by Patricia Joynes and aphorisms from the literature of Monty Joynes was specifically edited as a gift to their dear granddaughter Lily Brown on the occasion of her eighteenth birthday.
Thirty years ago Patricia fulfilled a lifelong dream to live in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and with the introduction of a digital camera, she began an unrestricted exploration of her true love—nature photography. She captures nature’s glory in a moment that also conveys her deep heartfelt emotional connection to the site. Patricia has had multiple photos in 5 Blowing Rock, NC calendars including the 2016 cover. She furnished covers for two books and the inaugural edition of Evening Paper, a medical journal. In 2015, her photo was selected for National Geographic’s online “Inside Access” story. Her photos have appeared in 8 editions of the County Lines Literary Journal (2015-2022) and in 3 editions of Blue Ridge Parkway calendars as well as numerous literary journals.
Monty Joynes is the author of 22 published books, in addition to screenplays and classical music libretti for two grand operas and an oratorio.