Thirteen-Years Ago (27-October-2007) — Colorado

Autumn Nature in Rocky Mountain National Park

I miss visiting Rocky Mountain National Park nearly every week when I was working part-time in Boulder, Colorado. For the last several weeks I have been spending time a lot of time going through my image catalogs looking for bird images that I can add to My eBird checklists. I am about half way through 14 years of images. So far I found images of 375 species of birds in 46 countries, territories, and dependencies. One of the great things about My eBird is it helps me identify bird images by comparison with images in their collection, and by what birds would be common (or rare) for the locations where I took the images.

Steller's Jay. (David J Mathre)
Steller’s Jay at Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with an Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/4, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (45.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (30.4 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The sun came back. Forced air dehydrator on to dry end of season hot peppers. A deficit of 15.1 kWh.

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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