We knew the balmy spring weather was about to end. It was in the weather reports, and it was the talk of the village. But we didn't want to believe it.
Actually, it's still in the upper 50s this morning, although the sky is gray and overcast. There are more folks on the island this week (spring break in northern Virginia, Ohio, and central North Carolina), so we expect to see many of them on Howard Street later in the day (I don't think it will be a stellar beach day). For those of us who live here, I believe most of us would rather stay home and curl up with a good book or mess about in the house or shed, but alas it's back to work on a regular schedule.
Life could be worse -- a lot worse.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter tells how to make a traditional wooden whistle from a myrtle branch. You can read the newsletter here.