This past weekend a "family" of tornadoes came through central and eastern North Carolina. One tracked 200 yards away from the greenhouse where Brian works, and headed in a path that took it only 1/4 mile away from our house. We were lucky, no damage... but others were not so lucky.
Damage in Raleigh was bad, and its amazing how people bond together after tragedies. Damage was worse in Jacksonville, NC about 2 blocks from where my sister-in-law lives. My mother in law took the picture below. Luckily they were okay as well.
24 People lost their lives in the tornadoes, 3 in our county, but luckily no one we know was severely affected. One of our good friends and coworkers at the greenhouse lost all the trees in her backyard. Buried deep under the pile is her squashed perennial border. The loss of a garden makes me appreciate the beauty of mine even more. Perhaps I should give her some plants.
"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." ~ Frank Loyd Wright