Here we are at the obvious change of seasons. Autumn is fully here and already passed peak color. Although I have plenty of ideas to sew, other matters have forced their way to front and center attention. It truly is my favorite time of year. The angry aggressive heat of summer has passed, mornings are cool, the days are still warm, but shorter and the evenings are cool for easy sleeping. Tree leaves are changing color and some have already fallen.
This year it is particularly relevant as my parents have reached the autumn of their lives. The gradual aging process has become pronounced and the combination of both slowly failing health for one and a sudden health crises for the other have pushed all of my less significant passions to the side for a while. I have just returned from one of what will undoubtedly be several trips back to be with them during this time. Winter may be here far too soon.