It’s drizzling down here, but 4,683 feet up (and a scant 4.167 miles from the front door) it’s snowing!
The view from the webcam on the 9th floor of the Caltech Millikan library about 4.8 miles in the other direction.
Weather graphs for Mount Wilson today indicating a temperature of 29 degrees F.
A view of snowy evergreen trees from Mount Wilson’s web cam.
A web cam image partially occluded by snow build up, but with a snow covered Wilson Observatory in view.
Mount Wilson elevation: 5,713 ft
My elevation: 1030 ft
It’s been raining so frequently since it finally got hooked up that I’ve only just gotten out to program the Hunter water sprinkler system for our yard/garden. Hopefully everything stays as nice and green as it’s gotten with all the rain since early November.
It’s probably all for the best that this peafowl is in off the street.
Spent about 3 hours today pulling out weeds from the yard as a result of the horrific job that Armstrong Nurseries and their sub-contractor did or more specifically didn’t do.
The new crepe myrtle trees
The crepe myrtle trees are finally going in the ground.
Finished laying out the last half a yard of the gravel in the garden.
The delivery of the pavers and the yard and a half of “Arizona river rock” is done. Now to get it all into the garden.
This is what a yard and a half of gravel looks like.
The unwashed river rock.
Sadly, the driveway narrows at the chimey, so it means a bit more manual labor.
The 9′ wide fork lift sure makes delivery easier.
Arizona River Rock gravel
Butterflies from Mexico have been migrating north for the past day or so. Today several thousand small butterflies made their way through our yard heading roughly Northwest in the last hour or so. It would have been more impressive if they were a tad larger, but sadly I didn’t get any great/awesome photos of the experience.
It’s been raining since early morning, and since it stopped in the last 30 minutes or so the neighborhood pea fowl have been squawking up an entirely different storm. Feels like I’m in a television-based jungle.