Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Red berries for Christmas

Heavenly bamboo in front of the Coe Library.
PEOPLE WHO THINK L.A. doesn't get fall and winter color aren't paying attention.

We may not have the dramatic holly and ivy of England, source of all those Christmas carols, but we have plenty of red berries in heavenly bamboo (above), cotoneaster and pyrocantha. They put us in a holiday mood, along with spectacular Pacific Ocean vistas (cleared of the usual haze) and ragged gray clouds scudding across the sky between rainstorms.

Chalon is a spectacularly beautiful campus all year 'round, but for the few of us working in this quiet week before Christmas, it is glorious.

Merry Christmas to all. Deck the halls with nandina domestica, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-LA!