Sunday (03-April-2022) — New Jersey

Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


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

Indoor hydroponic flowers of the day. White, yellow, and orange Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule). White, yellow, orange, and pink California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica). Pink Poppy (Papaver rhoeas). Red Turkish Tulip Poppy (Papaver glaucum). Yellow Calendula (Calendula officinalis) — common name Pot Marigold. Red Celosia and Snapdragon. The Snapdragon flower stalks are too tall for the 24″ AeroGarden Farm.


Indoor hydroponic poppy flowers of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Indoor hydroponic poppy flowers of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (84.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (21.0 kWh) from Sense. Rain and clouds in the morning. Deficit of 63.5 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (619 kWh) from Sense.Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (310 kWh) from Sense. Deficit of 309 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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