Thursday (27-February-2020) — New Jersey

Indoor Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

A Red Poppy flower opened this morning. The seed was planted 124 days ago in one of my indoor AeroGarden hydroponic gardens. I have been watching the bud for the last several day wondering when it would finally open — each day setting up a camera to record a time-lapse video. Images taken every 10 seconds with a Nikon D850 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens with a 2.0x TC-E III teleconverter (ISO 100, 210 mm, f/8, 1/30 sec). Next time I need to do a better job trying to keep things in focus as the flower moved as it was opening.

Winter Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 macro + 2.0x TC-EIII (DAVID J MATHRE)
Winter Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 macro + 2.0x TC-EIII (DAVID J MATHRE)

Daily Electric Energy Used (66.1 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (48.1 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Cloudy, then more sun. A deficit of 18 kWh.


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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 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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