I rode my bike by Jude & Frank's house this morning. My camera doesn't work well for close ups so this is the best photo I could get of their spider.
This is an orb spider (on the island we call it a garden spider), and you can see a better picture on the Wikipedia web site by clicking here.
Today is also "Speak Like a Pirate Day," so I'll close by saying Aaaaargh!
This month's newsletter is a story of Captain Joe Burrus, last Ocracoke lighthouse keeper before the beacon was electrified and automated. You can read it here.