Tuesday (08-March-2022) — New Jersey

Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in the backyard, at the birdfeeder and on the patio: Mourning Dove. I don’t know if it is the warmer weather, or if a raptor is lurking nearby. The birds were staying away from the patio and birdfeeders.

Mourning Dove. (David J Mathre)
Mourning Dove. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens. (David J Mathre)

Outdoors, Snow Drops, and the first Daffodil flowers of the season.


Daffodils and Snow Drops. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Time-lapse video of a red California Poppy opening and closing. Also a bit of a pale yellow California Poppy starting to close. Images taken every 60 seconds with a Leica SL2s camera and Laowa 24 mm f/14 macro probe lens.

Daily Electric Energy Used (68.0 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (52.7 kWh) from Sense. Sun and some clouds. Deficit of 15.3 kWh. I should note that the Solar monitoring from SolSystem via Locus Energy stopped working since the Locus LG-120 meter uses 3G cellular to connect. ATT has turned off 3G cellular.

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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