By Mary Friedel-Hunt
We say goodbye to August and to the summer months — again. I have said goodbye to many summers in my 73 years. Each goodbye is different and each one a reminder of how precious our time on this planet truly is. This summer, my focus was on eye surgery. Hopefully the fall will see an end to that focus and I will enjoy fall colors with clear eyes.
Autumn in Wisconsin is truly a treasure. It starts right in my front yard as my gigantic maple tree explodes in color, causing drivers to pull over and take pictures. Friends ask for leaves to use for their art or to make crowns. Me — I just look at it adoringly. I also love to take drives in the fall.