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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, October 18, 2009

Weather Forecast Tonight Above the Frost Line

According to the weather forcast for tonight, they are saying thirty degrees. What about the flowers? Okay. If it is a frost, they're safe.
If it is a hard freeze, it's over.


Tipper said...

I'm thinking all my flowers will be bowed over by morning. Maybe some of yours will stick around a while longer-I hope so.

Nancy Simpson said...

Hi Tipper, Flowers are still blooming. 10-19-09

My Carolina Kitchen said...

It was 27 on Monday morning at my house in Murphy. Burr....

Nancy Simpson said...

Hi Sam, Every year I hold my breath, and every year so far, the frost line holds for us here on the northside of the mountain. We know the hard freese will come, and that nothing can stop it, but the frost (thus far) has not hit here.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

This photo of the foliage is magnificent! Yes, it sure was cold Sunday night and our flowers are drooping their little heads to the ground. I hope since you live above the frost line, your flowers will last for a long time.

Nancy Simpson said...

Hi Brenda, Yes, I just went out and took a close look.
The knock Out Roses are still blooming, butterfly bushes, nasturtiums, some Gloriosa Daisies, Chrysanthemums, Geraniums, Impatience. The Confederate Rose is trying to get a bloom or two in
before the freeze.