One of the best things about North Carolina is our weather. One of the worst things about North Carolina is our weather.
In a state where it's possible to see the mountains in the morning, the city for lunch, and the beach in the evening, it shouldn't be surprising that North Carolina's weather shares its diversity with its geographical makeup.
Yesterday we experienced quite a hefty storm. The coming of spring has always meant that the weather in North Carolina was about to take a warm and beautiful turn, however it also means that we are heading into the most meteorologically unpredictable time of year. There were tornados spotted throughout the state as the storm pushed it's way east, and many counties experienced substantial wind damage. Fortunately though, most cities were over-prepared and underwhelmed.
Living at the end of a cul-de-sac means that we are the dead end to a western facing break in the large pine trees, allowing a wind tunnel to carry every spare bit of trash picked up from the street straight to the line where my backyard ends and the woods begin again.
My 5 year old daughter is the most naturally humanitarian and environmentally conscious person that I have ever known, it is one of the things I am most proud of about her. The thought of anyone intentionally harming the earth literally brings tears to her eyes, so today when she woke up, one of the first questions she had was "Can we go and clean the Earth?". So we did just that. One piece of stray garbage at a time, we helped to clean the Earth.