Tuesday (19-April-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

First Dandelion of Spring. I noticed this spot of yellow in my driveway when getting home. An early dandelion — I’m sure many more will show up in the backyard soon. The local deer avoid eating dandelions and daffodils, but eat most any other spring flowers.

First Dandelion of Spring. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
First Dandelion of Spring. Image taken with a Leica X1  Camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec).

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer updating images in My Image of the Day Photoblog, and My eBird (with images of nearly 450 bird species). hope post COVID-19 to be a world traveler again. My interests include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, sky, and seascapes, travel, and astrophotography. I look for unique ways of viewing the world and presenting my images. I have traveled to over 55 countries in six continents, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on home renovation and expansion of a wildflower garden/meadow.

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