I do miss some of the unbelievable lush green colors that we see in mountain valleys of Virginia.
It is the closest green that I have seen to that of summertime in Nova Scotia and the Canadian Maritimes which I believe are the greenest spots on earth.
Even trips to New Zealand and Ireland with their fabled green have not persuaded me to back down.
The beaches of Emerald Isle in North Carolina cannot hold a candle to the green of the mountains this time of year. Of course, they have other attractions that keep me happy most of the time.
At the coast I also miss the hundreds of beautiful Irises that adorn many of the garden's in the interior of North Carolina and Virginia.
In New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the Irises would grow in the damp spots in the pastures.
We have lots of beauty on the coast, so I guess it is only fair that we save some of nature's spectacular decorations for the hills and mountains.
I had hoped to have more regular posts here at Ocracoke Waves, but I have been doing some all-consuming web work that has slowed me down.
My goal was to create a better user experience and make the information easier to find.
You can see some of the results of my work in the clickable buttons to my sites that are now in this blog's side panel.
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I have also started a real estate newsletter about coastal property which I will t try to do once a quarter, The first one is available for viewing and if you would like to subscribe, this link will get you to the form.
I have also chosen the Reston Backfence Online community for my first online ad. I will be interested to see what the response is.