One of these guys came over to the house while I was out last night . Ada saw someone , she thought , through the window . Who is coming to visit ? It was a peacock pecking around the yard under the golden medallion tree .
Pea fowl were brought to Arcadia a long time ago by old man Baldwin , E. J. “Lucky” Baldwin , when he went to India and spotted the ostentatious birds . Lucky lived at the spot which is now the L.A. Arboretum in Arcadia . We find most of the pea fowl there .
So I went over there today , to the Arboretum . I’m a member . Ada and I are members . We don’t pay the $ 8 entry fee . The membership is good , also , for other botanical gardens in L.A. county . Membership for a year costs , I think , $75 .
Of course , these show-offs are the guys . The girls are there , too . Busy . Not preening .