Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Submit Your Poems Now CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS WILL BE POSTED HERE REGULARLY



Red Savina Review - New South West On-Line Literary Magazine


Looking for fresh, genuine voices that explore what it means to be human in the House of Being. Send your best poems for new Spring 2013 Edition. Deadline now through December 31, 2012 http://www.redsavinareview.org/  for guidelines click 


Glassworks Literary Magazine is published digitally and in print. Now seeking poems for general issue with a deadline of Dec. 1, 2012 and poems for a  "Utility and beauty" themed issue with deadline of March1, 2013.




SUBMIT YOUR POEMS NOW is a new feature of this blog - LIVING ABOVE THE FROSTLINE.  If you would like us to continue posting up to date calls for poetry submissions, please leave a comment from time to time and let us know.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Leaf Peak in the North Georgia Mountains

Last weekend was the peak of leaf season in the North Georgia Mountains. I was treated to a grand tour by my daughter Lynn.



 First stop - The Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Literary Center. Poet Jim Clark has set some of Reece's poems to music. Lynn bought me a copy and I have been playing the songs and enjoying them  this week.







                                                                  Lake Winfield Scott


Thursday, October 25, 2012

LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE (this blog) WILL SOON CELEBRATE 4TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY

On October 29, 2012, Living Above the Frost Line (this blog) will celebrate it's 4th year anniversary. The focus here  remains poetry written in the American South, especially poems from the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The goal is to feature poets who are  writing poetry now with samples of what are they writing? Another focus will continue to be  life in the Blue Ridge and Southern Appalachian Mountains. A current call for poetry submissions will be given  each week beginning November 1st.






LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE IS A DWELLING PLACE FOR PRACTICING POETS. IT IS THE HOME OF POET, NANCY SIMPSON. ABOVE THE FROST LINE WE GIVE OURSELVES SOME EXTRA GROWING TIME. YES, WE KNOW THE HARD FREEZE WILL COME, BUT UNTIL IT ARRIVES, WE SHALL GROW AND SHARE OUR POEMS.




If you are interested, please leave a comment.  Thank you.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October 2012 - A MOST BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN IN THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS



This fall is the most beautiful autumn in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Yes, I know. I do say that almost every year. This season is more special to me, probably because I'm staying close to home and my children have been  around the house a lot more.  We have taken more opportunities to drive out and about in the  neighborhood.

"Living Above the Frost Line" we see flowers bloom until the hard freeze, sometimes after all of the leaves are on the ground.



Monday, October 22, 2012

An Autumn Saturday in Hayesville, NC- Mountain Valley Farmer's Market

Every Saturday Morning on the courthouse  square in Hayesville, NC, you'll find Mountain Valley Farmer's Market in full swing. 
Artist, craftsman, hand made baskets, jelly, jewelry, yard ornaments, framed photography of the mountains, plants, and handmade scarves.












Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Leaf Season Hits the Golden Peak in Western North Carolina

October 17, 2012. This is what it is like to live "above the frost line" with leaves at peak color and flowers still "blooming their hearts out." 




 I am especially enjoying this season, and I love sharing it with family and friends.
This is the view I see each time I look out the window. Most of these photos were taken from my deck.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

RECENT WALKING, OUT AND ABOUT IN THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS

 On Highway 64 between Hayesville and Franklin, NC, Oct. 4, 2012.
 In the Nantahala National Forest with my son Tim, Oct. 4, 2012.
 At Winding Stair Gap overlook on the road to Franklin, NC.
 With my son Jeremy at Hiawassee River, Oct. 5, 2012.
 With my son Jeremy and daughter Lynn, the three of us walking on top of Cherry Mountain,
October 5, 2012.
With Jeremy and Lynn at Deep Gap, Oct. 5, 2012.

At Deep Gap, the trees ablaze with color on Oct.5, 2012.