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Nancy Simpson's LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE, New and Selected Poems was published by Carolina Wren Press (N.C. Laureate Series, 2010.) She is the author of ACROSS WATER and NIGHT STUDENT, State Street Press, still available on WWW at Alibris and Books Again. Her poems have been published in Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review and other literary magazines. "Carolina Bluebirds" was published in THE POETS GUIDE TO THE BIRDS, Anhinga Press). "Grass" was reprinted in the 50th Anniversary Issue of Southern Poetry Review: DON'T LEAVE HUNGRY ( U.of Arkansas Press.) Seven poems were reprinted in the textbook, SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN POETRY,(McFarland.) Two poems were published in SOLO CAFE, Two more poems were published in SOLO NOVO."In the Nantahala Gorge" was published in Pisgah Review. "Studying Winter" was reprinted in Pirene's Fountain Anthology and "The Collection" in Collecting Life Anthology. Most recently, Southern Poetry Review Edited by James Smith, published "Our Great Depression," and The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. VII: NORTH CAROLINA,Edited by William Wright, reprinted "Leaving in the Dead of Winter."

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Did you say it is a full sun perennial garden growing in the middle of a decidous forest in southern Appalachia?


And you said you can't keep her in, that she is out there now making a list of yellow flowers that bloomed from spring to the end of June--some still blooming.


So, she has a lot of time to spare these days?

No one said that.

Forsythia and Daffodils bloomed in March.

Shasta Daisy bloomed here in April. They were topped and will bloom again before the frost.

A single magical Iris also bloomed in April.

Sundrops and the Asiaitic Lily bloomed Mid May.

Gloriosa Daisy in full bloom mid June and still blooming.

Garzinnia in full bloom mid June and still blooming.

False Sunflowers in full bloom in mid June and still blooming.


Pat Workman said...

Nancy, not only do you have TWO green thumbs, looks like you have also charmed the garden fairies and flower spirits into working their magic. Beautiful yellow sunshine everywhere. Your daddy would be amazed and proud.

Tipper said...

The flowers are lovely. I'm so glad you live on a mountain top-surrounded by beatutiful flowers.

Joan Ellen Gage said...

Lovely garden--lovely photos; thank you for the tour. It's almost as if I was there.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I love the photos of these flowers. You have such beautiful flowers up there on Cherry Mountain. Thank you for sharing such an uplifting posting today. Have a wonderful Fourth of July!

Blake said...

How sweet collection of those yellow flowers!! All are my favorite!!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Nancy, your garden and flowers are absolutely gorgeous. You really have a green thumb.