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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."

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Flame Azaleas grow wild  in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Flame azaleas come in varying shades of orange, deep orange to a more yellow-orange. These (below) grow and bloom in the dense woods on Cherry Mountain.

We also have a pink wild azalea (below) that was transplanted to Cherry Mountain from the wild of Rocky Face Mountain in Dalton, Georgia in the late 1960s. 

Flame Azalea can grow as tall as a tree, as this one photographed recently on Mother's Day at Hamilton Gardens on Lake Chatuge near Hiawassee, Georgia.


Tipper said...

Nancy-I love the photos! And I know from visiting how beautiful your Cherry Mountain really is : )

Joan Ellen Gage said...

I love the colors of the flame Azaleas! Your photos are lovely!

Take care!