The temperature is in the upper 30s right now -- very brisk and winter-like. We're expecting the thermometer to read right around freezing by morning. But the heavens have been clear and pristine today. Fiddler Dave commented that the clouds looked like crystal buffalos marching across the sky. By sunset the western horizon was ablaze in shades of red and orange. Above were bands of rainbow colors melting into the last pale blue of daylight.
Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is Gary Mitchell's essay "I Believe in Pot-Lucks," published January 23, 2006. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012306.htm.