According to the church calendar, fall is a part of ordinary time, or in Godly Play "the green, growing time." I have a small altar in my front room with colors and items that reflect the time of the year using the way the church tells time. Yesterday, Maggie found this sunflower head, all dried and shriveled, not even a seed left inside, on our walk home from school and she picked it up and wanted to take it home. She put it in the dish at the altar and said "Things die even in the green, growing time." I had been trying to put into words the way that I felt about autumn being a part of the green growing time. I have been reflecting a lot on what she touched on in her very basic, but profound observation.