Hope Coll in the Fall

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.

The Pine Grove at Hope College
I snapped this photo in the Pine Grove just three days ago. The trees are STUNNING. That orange one in the middle is a big sugar maple and it’s my favorite tree on Hope’s campus!

Look at this apple orchard (Crane’s!).

Apple orchard
Last year, my boyfriend and I went to the corn maze at Crane’s and skipped over all the actual apples… This year we did the opposite and it was much less exhausting.

LOOK AT DIMNENT CHAPEL.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel exterior
Holy wow, Dimnent Chapel. You are stunning, even on rainy days.

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!


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“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.”

—Ecclesiastes 3:11

Published by Kathryn Krieger

I'm a Hope junior from Princeton, Illinois, majoring in Ethics, Culture, and Social Witness with a music minor. I am a follower of Christ and I am involved in Chapel Worship Team at Hope. Previously, I have been involved in Chapel Choir, Black River WyldLife, Res Life, Dance Marathon, a small women's Bible study, College Chorus, Women's Chamber Choir, and Collegium Musicum. I also currently help lead music at Pillar Church! I also love pork chop sandwiches, music of all kinds, The Office, and my wonderful friends and family! Contact me at kathryn.krieger@hope.edu, @kathrynekrieger on Instagram, or @hopekathryn17 on Twitter!

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