A gentle, rejuvenating rain fell on Ocracoke overnight. Along with the rain came cloudy, overcast skies and cooler temperatures. For the past several weeks I have noticed all of the new growth -- fresh, yellow-green leaves sprouting on live oaks and yaupons, copious blankets of clover in yards, new buds here and there, and ripening peaches on the ends of once bare branches. With the rain will come more growth and the beginning of a summer filled with music, and friends, and boating, and business, and beach. The cycle of life continues, and it's good to be a part of it.
This month's newsletter discusses the planned replacement of the seven bridges on Ocracoke Island in early 2008, and explains some of the issues we will face. You can read it here.