It is autumn at the springs. The warm water still bubbles up, the mountains tower above the valley, and the leaves are blowing around. The summer was busy. Rains finally arrived and rinsed the air and settled the dust. I'm feeling grateful for the springs, the people that hold us up, and the strength of the natural world. One friend reminded me that this is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Sometimes I forget to appreciate that truth. I extend many thanks to all the friends from near and far that hold this place up and contribute to this community. A sincere thanks once again to Neil and Terry for their unflinching courage and patience. I enjoyed the hours that Terry spent patiently explaining the books to me in my new role as treasurer. She can bring the numbers up quickly and find the comparisons that help to put it all in perspective. I also have a deep appreciation for all the board members and want to extend thanks to Geneva for doing such a good job since she was elected chairperson in August. All on the board are working hard. I'd like to say a quick thank you to the new members for their enthusiasm and also say thank you to the "old" members for their persistence. This place has endurance and gentle strength; I'm glad to play even a small part.