Mysteries

Friday was my day off, so, of course, I spent it at a workshop on Cataloging and Classification. Because that’s just the sort of Partyin’ Librarian I am. The workshop was interesting, and I got to spend some time on the UCLA campus, where they have a potato tree.

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Wanna see a close-up? Sure, you do!

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See? Potatoes!

I showed people in the workshop that picture (in the little preview window on the camera). They thought it was a joke. But I bet I’m not only one who went home and looked it up and discovered that it’s a Kigelia pinnata, better known as a “Sausage Tree”. I still say potato.

UCLA is a place of many wonders.

The workshop itself was held in a gorgeous reading room lined with bookcases.

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What can I say? I love a bookcase that requires a ladder.

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And then I looked up.

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I realize that this is probably an architectural choice, some sort of deconstructionist approach, but, to me, it just looks they got confused about where the ceiling would go and decided to leave it out.

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I also worked on the second Jaywalker sock during the break (when I wasn’t taking pictures of odd vegetation). But, of course, I didn’t think to get a picture of that.

One Reply to “Mysteries”

  1. Hello. I was searching on google for this potato tree and I found this blog. I currently attend UCLA. I was wondering if you could let me know exactly where this potato tree is located in UCLA. I heard about it but I just haven’t seen it.

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