With temperatures only in the upper 30s this morning islanders are wondering where Spring is hiding out. Although it is bright and sunny, the cold air makes outside chores less pleasant than normal. The one persistent sign of Spring is the cedar trees, however. This time of year they are heavy with golden pollen. Luckily for me I am not as bothered by allergies as some of my friends and neighbors. Some folks simply stay indoors as much as possible when pollen is blowing in the wind. But it won't last forever, and soon it will be warm besides. And we'll be ready.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter tells about island customs relating to death & dying. You can read the newsletter here.