The bobcat and the peacock

The bobcat and the peacock
While enjoying the morning, I saw a bobcat skulking across the street. He disappeared into the neighbor’s back yard. Moments later, he was followed by a peacock who was honking all the way to warn the neighborhood about the danger. The peacock’s family was about a half a block away doing their morning forage.

Watched Sprinkler spray head nozzle change from YouTube
Tips on how to change the spray nozzle on a Rain Bird 4" pop-up spray head with just a screwdriver. Periodically some sprinkler spray heads can become partially plugged due to debris in the sprinkler system which affects head performance. Often this problem can be cured by simply changing the nozzle on the sprinkler head. Video also covers how to adjust the pattern of the new nozzle after installation.
Soot-covered air filter
I swapped it out in July and it should still have had a few weeks/months left in it, but the fires apparently have caked it up. Based on previous changes of filters in the house every 3 months, this looks like about 2 years or more of dust build up. Changed it because the filter seemed to be whistling in the ducting.
Read County Shuts Down Eaton Canyon Hiking Trails (
“Eaton Canyon Natural Areas & Trails are closed for the rest of today & Memorial Day, May 25, due to overwhelming crowds that were not following the COVID-19 public health requirements. No walk-ins” the Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation tweeted on Sunday.
The neighborhood has been overly busy since Friday at around noon. I’ve never seen so many people parking (even past our block) in the neighborhood to go hiking over here. Memorial day would have been insane if they didn’t shut it down.
It’s drizzling down here, but 4,683 feet up (and a scant 4.167 miles from the front door) it’s snowing!


Mount Wilson elevation: 5,713 ft
My elevation: 1030 ft