The last several days have been simply wonderful -- sunny, pleasant and mild during the day; dry and cool at night. It has been perfect weather for sleeping with the windows open, feeling the night breeze on your face, even pulling the quilt up around your neck.
Yesterday at the bank, talking with the clerks about the terrific weather, Judy reminded me of a July 4th pony penning of years ago, long before Ocracoke became a popular tourist destination. It seems the weather was so unseasonably cool that one local lady showed up at the pony pen wearing her fur coat.
It has not been quite that cold lately (though sweat shirts and light jackets have been in evidence after dark), and the forecast calls for warmer weather coming right up. I suspect no one will be wearing a fur coat for the parade this July 4.