White Christmas

Above: Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) under a Christmas snow. Below: English ivy (Hedera helix).

Light Up Night, 1998

Luminarias surround the obelisk on PPG Plaza. We had to forgo Light Up Night this year, but it will be back when large crowds closely packed seem like less of a threat.

Horne’s Christmas Tree in Afternoon Sun

Once again the season has arrived to decorate the corner of the old Horne’s department store. Though the store is long gone, the current owners of the building keep up the ancient tradition.

Christmas at the SouthSide Works

The Town Square at the SouthSide Works, decorated for Christmas. The SouthSide Works Cinema is a good imitation of an Art Deco neighborhood movie house, though the Deco entrance leads to a modern multiplex.

The Horne’s Christmas Tree

For decades the corner of Horne’s department store was made into a gigantic Christmas tree every year. Though Horne’s is long gone, the current owners of the building have kept up the tradition, and for good reason. There would be riots in the streets if the tree failed to appear.