A gentle rain is falling as I write. And there is a slight chance of thunderstorms later today. I am happy for the rain. It will nourish the plants and flowers in my yard. I don't have a lot of lush vegetation, but the rose bush seems to be thriving (three red blossoms are gracing my yard), the hydrangeas ("high-geraniums" in Ocracoke parlance) are healthy, the camelias are growing, and the narcissuses are blooming. The rain will also help the juniper planks in my wooden skiff swell up.
The last two weeks have given us superb weather for working outdoors, but frankly I'm a little worn out. So today will be the perfect day to write letters, pay bills, organize my desk, read it bit...and maybe even take an afternoon nap.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter celebrates colorful islander Don Wood (1936-1998). You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042610.htm.