there are still so many flowers waiting to open.
just like september, they are searching
for sunshine and warmth this year.
this is our annual sunflower planting in honor of
Erin Elizabeth Potts,
whose shining life was cut short by cancer.
these flowers bloom here on our ridge in vermont,
but their beauty shines all the way across the miles to illinois.
now more than ever,
we are reminded that
(september is childhood cancer awareness month).