Fall is the epitome of a college campus aesthetic: Students walk around in hoodies boasting their school’s name, trees vibrant with changing leaves line the sidewalks, and the weather is suitable for most outdoor activities.
We’re fortunate enough to enjoy such a beautiful season in Michigan, but our great state is also known for scaling the entire weather spectrum in just a span of 48 hours, and before we know it, winter arrives.
Before getting too caught up in your first exams, enjoy these next few weeks. They’re quite possibly the fastest of the year. The leaves fall quickly, the sun sets sooner, the nights get colder, and, soon enough, you’re already studying for midterms.
Soak up the last bit of summer’s sun and embrace the coziness that late September and October bring. Wear a flannel and carve a pumpkin. Pick apples at Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm or buy cider from Glei’s Orchards and Greenhouses. Visit the Hillsdale County farmers’ market. Go to a bonfire and eat a s’more.
We’ll all be stuck in the library studying and staring at the snow and ice piling up outside soon enough. Enjoy the Michigan outdoors while you can. Fall is fleeting.