I love all of the new growth this time of year. Azaleas and daffodils are blooming around the island, and everything just seems more alive. Walking the short path through the "woods" from my home to my office I notice the new, light green leaves on yaupons and live oaks. The ground is littered with live oak leaves as new leaves burst forth (live oaks shed in the spring, not the fall), and cars, picnic tables, and walkways are covered with a light dusting of yellow-green pollen. Even the poison ivy is lush and healthy. It's all part of the cycle of life, and I'm happy to be part of it.
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.