Saturday, December 19, 2009

Winter Surprise

As a major winter storm moves through western North Carolina & Virginia, and up into the Northeast, Ocracoke has been mostly spared. We are getting just clouds, wind, and rain. Gusts are 30 mph or more right now, so we're expecting some coastal flooding, but no snow or freezing temperatures.

Yesterday Dale (we've decided that he is now our roving reporter) sent me this photo that he took on Wednesday. Chester has an orange tree in his yard, and had just picked this juicy orange. I know this is not Florida, but still it's pretty remarkable that we have oranges hanging from branches a week before Christmas. Just thought our readers would enjoy the picture.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter discusses place names on Ocracoke. You can read it here:

The pewter sand dollar below is just one of many pewter sea life castings that are available from Village Craftsmen. Click on the photo to view a wider assortment.


  1. Anonymous6:26 PM

    We are in Colorado where it is sunny and mild. Glad we are not trying to fly out of DC today!!! Miss you all!

    Bill and Lida

  2. Debbie Leonard8:13 AM

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Phillip. Thank you for the gift of writing your stories of Ocracoke throughout the year!