Yes, time really does fly. The older I get, the faster it goes. And the slower I go (it seems).
Our seasons in Maui are a lot different than most on the mainland. It is hottest and most humid in September and October. I do NOT look forward to Autumn here. This year the icky weather came earlier than normal.
My Mom's favorite time of year was Autumn (in Ohio). Those were her favorite colors and the subject of a lot of her paintings ... the many colors of changing leaves, a bit of rain to see their reflection, a bit of chill in the evening air. My sister-in-law made them a memory quilt for their 50th anniversary. She found amazing fabric for in between the photos of all six kids ... Autumn themes for my Mom, fishing and gardening fabric for my Dad's interests.
They were both very "crafty" and enjoyed making items to sell at their local Golden Hobby Shop. Dad raised roses and vegetables like you can't believe. He even grew things he had never eaten before, just to try them out (Jerusalem artichokes, jicama to name a couple) My Mom painted, loved to sing, enjoyed cooking and playing games.
Which gets me thinking. I don't have any hobbies. I haven't created any crafty cool stuff. Do you suppose they make fabric with computers and iPhones on it? Or the Netflix logo? What is with me? So many friends knit (good enough to win awards and create their own patterns for sale). Lots of them quilt (my sister in law makes about 10 a year!). Several are very cultural and volunteer their time to the arts and a few a great philanthropists in their communities.
What do I want to be when I grow up?