Thursday (24-March-2022) — New Jersey

Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in the backyard: Downy Woodpecker, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco.


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

The indoor hydroponic garden California Poppies continue to bloom and a Calendula flower opened. I’ve included time-lapse video of the Calendula flower and several Icelandic Poppy flower buds that are about the open. I am amazed by how much the plants move during the day. Also, keep a lookout for the Stink Bug.


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

Pot Marigold. (David J Mathre)
Calendula (Pot Marigold) flower about to open. 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 (83.2 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (9.0 kWh) from Sense. Cloudy and rain. Deficit of 74.2 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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