Signs are pointing to the end of summer, and the beginning of fall. Days are becoming noticeably shorter, and quieter. Amy, David, Lachlan, and I took a walk Saturday night, and we all commented on how delightful it was. The temperature was in the mid 70s, and there was hardly any humidity. Daytime temperatures this week are predicted to be in the mid-80s. We know, of course, that we'll still have some hot, humid days through September, but the long stretches of wilting heat are behind us.
In addition, college students and other summer employees are talking about heading back to school, or back to their home countries. At the same time, streets are less crowded, and parking lots much emptier. Those of us who live on Ocracoke are starting to think about enjoying more time for ourselves, our families, and our community...and we should still have several weeks of superb weather to enjoy.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter, Looking for the Wahabs of Ocracoke, was written by Dr. James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute. You can read the article here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082110.htm.