In the northern hemisphere, it is harvest time in rural areas. Depending on the crop, of course.
For art & environment groups in parishes, it is time to roll in seasonal decorations. What I’ve seen in parishes for the last forty-some years: corn stalks, pumpkins and other gourds, colored leaves, flowers one might see still blooming in September/October gardens.
But I let a contrary thought pop up in my mind, and it led to more questions:
- Do harvest decorations make sense for urban and suburban parishes?
- Why not stick with flowers?
- Why decorate at all?
Sit in the purple armchair and make a determination for your parish. What sort of fall decorations would you use, if any? And when would you begin to display them?