Friday (02-March-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey:  Nor’easter Winter Storm.

The red clouds at dawn yesterday did turn out the be correct in predicting stormy weather. It rained most of last night with heavy winds. By 09:00 the rain started switching to snow. I found a daffodil that was trying too open too early. Also some Snow Drops with fresh snow in the background. By the afternoon, the snow was getting heavy. Then the power went off. I got a text message from PSE&G saying that power was off, and that it should be restored in 12 hours. The power was back in two hours. The snow switched back to rain, and the winds kept getting stronger. A police car and fire truck showed up across the street. One of the power lines was touching a tree and arcing. With a telephoto lens it appeared that the arcing wire was cutting the tree, and that a large branch would ultimately fall to the ground.

A daffodil flower about to open in the middle of a Nor'easter. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 720, 300 mm, f/4, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
A daffodil flower about to open in the middle of a Nor’easter. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 720, 300 mm, f/4, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Snow Drops with a bit of snow during a Nor'easter. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 360, 300 mm, f/4, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Snow Drops with a bit of snow during a Nor’easter. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 360, 300 mm, f/4, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)



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 and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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