Friday, March 11, 2016


Warmer weather has arrived on Ocracoke, so spring must be close behind. According to tradition, I must post a photo of one of our daffodils. This one, which is in Amy & David's yard, started to bloom a few days ago.

Daffodil is one of the common names for the Narcissus plant.

According to Wikipedia, "The exact origin of the name Narcissus is unknown, but it is often linked to a Greek word for intoxicated (narcotic) and the myth of the youth of that name who fell in love with his own reflection. The English word 'daffodil' appears to be derived from "asphodel", with which it was commonly compared."

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Beatrice Wells, child evangelist, who preached at Ocracoke in the late 1930s/early 1940s. You can read it here:

1 comment:

  1. It must be a Georgia thing because we always called them jonquils.