A moving memorial to Jerry Orbach
It just doesn’t get more badass than this!

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.

Some shots of the Bobcat Fire while away from the house

Jackie Robinson Day at Dodger Stadium on April 15, 2019

Last night I got some last minute tickets to the Los Angeles Dodger’s 11th game of the season against the Reds. The stadium was celebrating Jackie Robionson Day! As a result the give away for the night was a custom white Dodger’s jersey with Robinson’s 42 emblazoned on it. So in addition to all the fans wearing 42, all the players on both the Dodgers and the Reds also wore their respective jersies, but with the number 42! It made the game a lot harder to follow and score, but it was a fantastic way to honor Robinson’s career. All I can say is that #​​42 had a particularly spectacular night on my score card.

I also had some pretty spectacular tickets for the game. I had tickets in the Lexus Dugout Club in Section 1DG, Row GG, Seat 8 which ostensibly meant that I was in row 6 immediately behind home plate. I’ve been in rows 2 and 4 in the same section before at Dodger’s games, but they still don’t rate as impressive as the below-field-level tickets I had for a Padre’s game right next to the dugout were if I put my arm straight out, my finger was literally touching the dirt on the field and my yelling as a fan was able to cause a spat between the home plate umpire and the visiting team’s coach!

Hathaway-Sycamores’ Celebrating Children Gala 2019
Photos from last night’s gala:
Reposted a post by Steve Aldrich (facebook.com)
Welcome to the world Boden Finley Aldrich. Born December 16, 2018 at 5:27 AM. 8 lbs 5 ozs, 21.5 inches, and a triple nuchal chord. You're the cutest little tough guy and loved by many! Leah is recovering nicely from a quasi emergency c-section after many hours of labor during a hopeful home birth.
I’m an uncle again! Congratulations Steve.

The Pepper Drive Parade

Our local neighborhood gets together at 10am on the 4th of July for a neighborhood parade. There are far more people in the parade than watching it, so it’s more like a gathering at the top of the street in preparation followed by a procession to the bottom of the street where there’s another gathering with snacks and drinks. Those who are along the parade route seem to eventually join the parade and walk to the end for the party.

There were some truly creative little costumes and decorations, but I think my favorite part of the parade today was a bewildered coyote that was coming up the street in the opposite direction of the parade who was shocked to see a mob of people with horses and a firetruck coming down the street. He managed to run off down a side street and escape.

Photos from this afternoon’s walk in Eaton Canyon

Photos from this afternoon's walk in Eaton Canyon
Some images from the walk down to Eaton Canyon this afternoon. There was enough rain over the last few days that there’s a lot of water still running through the arroyo. So much so that I didn’t want to chance crossing it to see the waterfall at the end.

I caught some video of the water flowing through as well. This portion is rather wide and shallow so it’s much slower than other portions. Typically this section of the arroyo is bone dry for almost 360 days of the year.