Saturday (20-March-2021) — New Jersey

First Day of Spring Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the backyard patio birdfeeder: Tufted Titmouse, Dark-eyed Junco, Carolina Wren, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


> Daily backyard visitors. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

A few Purple Crocuses in my backyard bloomed.


Early Spring Purple Crocus Flowers. Images taken with a Leica SL2 camera and 24-90 mm f/2.8-4 lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

A neighbor had many more early spring Purple Crocuses, Yellow Crocuses, Snow Drops, and Daffodils (about to bloom).


Early spring wildflowers across the street. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (61.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (65.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny all day. Still cold at night so the Geothermal HVAC system was on. A surplus of 4.4 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 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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