Sunday (13-March-2022) — New Jersey

Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in the backyard, at the birdfeeder and on the patio: Turkey Vulture, Blue Jay, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal.


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


Turkey Vultures in a tree. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

The day after it snowed in March. Monochrome images, Trolls, Animal Tracks (rabbit and fox), a frozen birdbath fountain, and the Mailbox with frozen red chili Santa.


Snowy Day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

The California Poppies (Red, Orange, Yellow, Pink-White) are blooming in Farm-01L and Farm-08L. Also a Red Poppy bud nearly ready to open. The bud first appeared about 2 days ago. The last time it took almost twice as long (124 days) for an indoor hydroponic poppy flower to open.


California Poppy Flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Poppy Bud. (David J Mathre)
Poppy Flower Bud. Indoor hydroponic garden. Image taken with a Leica CL Camera and Sigma 70 mm f/2.8 macro lens. (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (106.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (14.2 kWh) from Sense. Solar panels partially covered with snow. Deficit of 92.5 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.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (595 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (216 kWh) from Sense. Deficit of 379 kWh.

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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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