This was the scene at the boatyard as I walked around the corner to have breakfast at the Driftwood.
The crane is used for getting boats in and out of the Atlantic.
but on 11 September there was an American flag hanging from it.
Waving high over our little harbour.
Boston is just about an hour away from us and we all remember where were on that day.
I found a Luna moth caterpillar the other day.
It was quite the strangest looking creature.
I had to post on facebook to figure out what it was.
They are harmless even though they look a bit disconcerting.
I didn’t plant sunflowers this year.
Last year my mum and I planted a few of them in the front garden beds along the street.
We watched them grow tall and turn toward the sun.
We heard the neighborhood children admiring them as they walked by with their parents.
“Look at how tall they are, mummy.”
In all the sadness and worry of my mum’s passing this summer
I never got to planting the sunflower seeds.
This is a picture of one from last year.
Next year there will be sunflowers again.
Next year it will be easier to turn my face toward the sun.
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