A Beautiful Spring Day
By Kip Tabb –
It’s time to cross our fingers and cross our toes and hope that spring on the Outer Banks is finally here. Yes, spring officially began on March 20, and it was not a bad day at all. But it was just a tease, because three days later we were back in winter’s grip with a cold rain, northeast winds and a daytime high that didn’t even reach 40.
This seems a little more permanent, though. Admittedly, it will cool down a little and there is some rain in the forecast, but it is spring . . . actually April as in “April showers may come your way . . .”
And today was absolutely spectacular. Not a cloud in the sky, it looks like temperatures topped out in the mid 70s; a great day to be outside–play hooky if you could.
Tomorrow looks like more of the same, only more.
Everything is coming alive. In backyard gardens spring seedlings are sprouting, lillies are in full bloom and at the osprey nesting site along Bay Drive in Kill Devil Hills, the osprey family has returned to raise their chicks. If all goes according to nature’s course there should be hungry mouths to feed by mid May.
If you have some good pictures of the Outer Banks coming alive, send them our way and we’ll see if we can post them on our Facebook page. Send the images to firstname.lastname@example.org.