Thursday, March 15, 2018


It must be spring! According to the astronomical method of calculation, spring officially begins March 20 (an earlier version of this post said today, an obvious error!).  But according to the meteorological calendar spring began on March 1, and lasts until May 31. Regard less, and in spite of the present cold snap, it must be spring. The fig trees tell the story. I took this photo yesterday.

You can see the new fig leaves bursting forth...and the tiny figs forming nearby. Here is a detail of the photo:

I have written about Ocracoke figs several times in the past. Interested fig-lovers can read more here:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter, a newspaper article published in 1923 titled "Quaintest Town in America," provides a fascinating glimpse of Ocracoke Island life a century ago. You can read it here: .

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