The Ocrafolk Festival was a huge success. Lots of great music, storytelling, and crafts -- all by talented folks, both islanders and friends of Ocracoke. Lou Ann helped with the children's program and hosted a poetry reading; I shared a few island stories. led the square dance, and played auctioneer.
On Sunday night a number of musicians and vendors stopped by my new home to wind down the weekend. It was a fitting end to a musical weekend, but understandably low key (everyone was happy, but tired).
Yesterday was for catch-up. Cleaning, organizing, washing, installing kitchen cabinets.....until 5 o'clock. After an hour's rest (the hammock on my screened porch may be my very favorite possession!) we entertained visiting off-island friends (OK, they brought the meal.....but I baked the fig cake).
So summer seems to have begun. We're busy, but it's a good busy -- family, friends, music, food, and fun. Life is good.