There’s a couple of weeks at the end of September and early October that can be simply magical. We have the official change from summer to fall — beautiful crisp days that call for a sweatshirt in the early morning, but warm enough by noon so you can work outside in a t-shirt and still think about swimming. The last few tomatoes and summer squash are being eaten, the apples and pears are harvested, and the grapes could be ready any day now. We again stop for school buses on the road, and we are reminded that a new school year has just begun, reminders of hope, creativity, and investment in the future. The fall light is particularly beautiful, allowing deep contrast and rich hues to make the sky and landscapes sparkle with extra depth and majesty. All the while the trees are starting to join the party, displaying their best colors. With grateful hearts, we cherish these small moments that give us tiny glimpses of an unfathomable beauty that is to come.