Wednesday (06-April-2022) — New Jersey

Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Indoor hydroponic flowers of the day. I didn’t get up early enough for the pink-fringed white poppy (Papaver Rhoes) which much have started opening before the hydroponic AeroGarden Farm LED lights went on. A red Red Turkish Tulip Poppy (Papaver glaucum) opened later, which I did catch for a time-lapse video. One thing to note, the poppy flowers are blooming at nearly the height of the AeroGarden XL Farm (36″). This means I need to use a very tall tripod to capture the images using the Laowa 24 mm macro probe lens.

Daily Electric Energy Used (78.1 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (12.1 kWh) from Sense. Cloudy and rain. Deficit of 66.0 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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