For your Advent "reflections"--in a contemporary, but very fine way--watch this You Tube video. It's very clever and yet challenging. The title is: "Advent Conspiracy."
Here is the south chapel alcove in its Advent environment. If you click on the photo you'll be able to see a close up of the evergreens in the large vase in front.
Right as you enter chapel you'll find this huge piece hanging from the upper gallery all the way down to the floor. This central back area contains the chapel's water symbol, has doors that open to the front foyer, the cloister walk down to the dining room, and into the adoration chapel. You can see a glimpse of the gathering space right behind the hanging, too. It's a rather large, empty area most of the time, so this part of the Advent environment really stands out and is a lovely addition to the space.
Finally, if you'd like some special prayer for the season, click on a new link just added to the sidebar, "Morning-Evening Prayer" and you'll find some from our own daily praise.