...That's what the birds have been doing so prominently every morning. The weather has been so perfect that I've been sleeping with my bedroom windows wide open, and I can hear the birds start chirping about 4 o'clock in the morning. In addition to the chirping and twittering* there is the low moaning sound of the mourning doves.
I've been taking advantage of the 72 degree temperatures and sunny skies to cut and trim my grass, plant a fig tree, grade Howard Street, fix and maintain my generator and weed trimmer, oil up my bikes...anything to be outside and soak up springtime. I think most islanders are feeling the same way.
*I wonder how many readers looked at today's title and assumed the blog was about social networking?
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of paved roads on Ocracoke. It may not sound very exciting, but there have been dramatic changes on the island because of the construction of paved roads a half century ago. You can read the newsletter, and see some rare photos here.
To read about Philip's new book, Digging up Uncle Evans, History, Ghost Tales, & Stories from Ocracoke Island, please click here.