Friday (21-January-2022) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal.


Birds of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Birds of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Birds of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Birds of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

AeroGarden Hydroponic Updates. Bounty #1: All 9/9 of the Bok Choi have sprouted. Farm 9R Seed Starting Tray: Many of the poppy seeds have started to germinate. Some fungus is growing on the sponges.

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AeroGarden Bounty #1. Day 5. Bok Choi (9/9). Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens. Note, removed all but one or two plants in each position. (David J Mathre)
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AeroGarden Farm 9R Seed Sprouting Tray. Day 4. Row A: California Poppy (American Meadows, 2018) 0/8; Row B: Oriental Poppy (American Meadows, 2019) 0/10; Row C: Lauren Grape Poppy Seeds (Marde Ross & Company, 2020) 0/11; Row D: Hungarian Breadseed Poppy Seeds (Plant Good Seed, 2020) 9/10; Row E: Red Poppy Seeds (American Meadows, 2019) 6/8; Row F: Turkish Tulip Poppy Seeds (Waterfall Seeds, 2020) 6/10; Row G: Somniferum Blend Poppy Seeds (Seed Needs, 2020) 5/11; Row H: Red Poppy Seeds (American Meadows, 2019) 6/9; Row I: Mixed Red Poppy Seeds (American Meadows, 2019) 2/8. Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens. Note fungus growing on some of the sponges. (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (125.2 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (31.8 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Very cold out, supplemental resistance heating required to keep the house warm. Deficit of 93.4 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 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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