Friday, May 20, 2011

Just a few weeks ago a tornado cleared a mile wide path through Rowland, North Carolina.  Trees canopies were twisted off their trunks, power lines were looped all over, and roofs were ripped off houses.

Rowland is a tiny town in eastern North Carolina, about 75 miles from the coast. This Opuntia-screened table between buildings along the main street through town captures my imagination whenever I drive by. Who sits there, and what is their life like? I hope they enjoy the pretty blooms as they eat. Or smoke. Or shoot the breeze.