You guys, there are few things I love more than fall at Hope. The sunsets are ridiculous. The trees are so beautiful that I actually get sad when the leaves fall off of them. Temperatures, while often unpredictable, are generally pretty nice. And the apples. Oh, the apples. I’m an apples and peanut butter kind of gal, so when those big Michigan apples start coming in, I am a very happy camper. I love fall, and I love Hope College in the fall.
Look at this place.
Look at this apple orchard (Crane’s!).
LOOK AT DIMNENT CHAPEL.
Hope’s campus is so beautiful and sometimes I just get so excited about it! I’m also excited because it’s almost November (the best two months of the year are about to start, everyone!) and it’s still been nice enough outside to hammock in the Pine Grove. That, my friends, is a real blessing. Hammocking in the Pine Grove is often super-peaceful (especially on a Sunday afternoon!) and is a different, really enjoyable way to get outside and get some homework done. One thing I really love about Hope is how well we use our outdoor space, and Michigan fall does us a lot of favors. While I love winter because it means Christmas and Christmas music and more excuses to eat cookies, I am sad that fall will soon be over because it is just so beautiful at Hope. I always love it while it lasts!
“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”