Monday (24-January-2022) — New Jersey

Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, Dark-eyed Junco.

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

Herb and Green seeds planted in an AeroGarden Elite Bounty with a seed starter tray. Rainbow Swiss Chard, Broadleaf Sage, Winter Bloomsdale Spinach, Rosemary, Thyme, Tarragon, Greek Oregano, Tatsoi Mustard Greens, Siberian Kale, Champion Collard Greens. Images of the seeds taken with a Leica SL2s camera with a Laowa 24 mm f/14 macro probe lens. For reference, the diameter of the circle is 35 mm.

Seeds. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (97.0 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (36.5 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cold outside. Whenever the external temperature drops below 10°F, the resistance heaters kick in to assist the Geothermal HVAC heating the house. Deficit of 60.5 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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