Thursday, March 22, 2012

One More Sign of Spring

As in so many other locales, the weather this winter and spring on Ocracoke has been surprisingly mild.

Just the other morning I was remembering the mid-March blizzard of 1980. The temperature dropped into the single digits during the night, and the power went off. We kept warm by huddling in front of the wood stove. The next day we awoke to several feet of snow.

This year is quite different. Below is one of the beautiful tulips that are blooming in my yard.

Island Tullip

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Civil War on the Outer Banks, Josephus Daniels, Jr, Secretary of the Navy during WWI, and his connection to Ocracoke. You can read it here:

1 comment:

  1. debbie s.4:15 PM

    My gardens are looking more like mid-late spring than early spring too.... bunch of seedlings on the porch, beds full of pretty flowers.... containers with their herbs in them doing well.... :) I'm a happy girl!