Saturday (17-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors backyard and the patio birdfeeder: House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.

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

I set up a camera to take images for a time-lapse Tulip flower opening looking strait down. Unfortunately, it was cloudy and cool outside so the flower only partially opened. Need to wait for some sun and a bit more warmth.

Late planting starter seeds in the indoor AeroGarden Farm for the outdoor GrowTowers (Part 2). Herb seeds planted this year include: Angelica, Anise, Basil (Cinnamon, Culinary, Dark Opal, Genovese, Holy, Italian Large-leaf, Lemon, Lime, Thai, Sweet), Cilantro, Chives, Cumin, Dill Epazote, Lavender, Lemmon Grass, Marjoram, Mugwort, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Tarragon, Thyme.

Daily Electric Energy Used (54.6 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (33.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. GeoThermal HVAC still on to heat the house. A deficit of 20.7 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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