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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."

Monday, October 11, 2010

Autumn Leaves in the Southern Appalachain Mountains


Yes, to the leaf lookers. It is time to drive into the Southern Appalachian Mountains.  I'm thinking peak may come as soon as October 13th but no later than October 20th. The vistas in the far western North Carolina and north Georgia Mountains will be lovely through the end of the month.  

Great Smoky Mountains
National Park Service
Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina and Tennessee
The Great Smoky Mountains are a breathtaking sight, especially in fall when the mountain foliage turns to radiant shades of crimson, orange, and purple. Nestled between North Carolina and Tennessee, the most-visited national park in the United States is home to 100 species of native trees with an awesome display of turning leaves. Peak fall foliage travel is predicted for early October through early November; the most memorable colors coming courtesy of sugar maples, scarlet oaks, sweetgums, red maples, and hickories.


Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Your photos of the fall foliage are splendid. I can imagine how beautiful it is on Cherry Mountain. You are so fortunate to live in the middle of such splendor. I look forward to hearing your read at Coffee with the Poets.

Nancy Simpson said...

Thanks Brenda Kay, I do not know when there has been a more beautiful Autumn.

Glenda Council Beall said...

Autumn has become my favorite time of the year. I never tire of seeing the colors of the changing trees on the mountains.
All around my house the woods are flaming with golds, oranges, reds and shades in between.
The drive over to Sylva, City Lights Books, today was gorgeous.

Joan Ellen Gage said...

Lovely photos, Nancy! I am a bit errant in reading blogs that I follow.

Hope all is well!