Sunday (16-September-2018) — New Jersey

Late Summertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Today was the second day in a row that the sun showed itself. Several young bucks with new antlers paraded through the yard. They appear to like to eat the acorns that have fallen onto the driveway. The ground is still very wet with mushrooms popping up every night. I caught one of the house trolls admiring the two types of mushrooms. For the last several days, I have been seeing some rather large spiders in the garden. Today, I got images of one with a funnel like web. The other one had an egg sack the size of a marble that was attached to its posterior. Finally, I still have a number of flowers and wildflowers in bloom. Behind an electric fence to keep the deer away.





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Thursday (13-September-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

All of the recent rain is keeping my trolls happy as they watch the mushrooms grow. It has been more than a week since the solar panels have generated more electricity than I have used in a day.

Troll Tending the Mushroom Garden. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 105 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/4, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Troll Tending the Mushroom Garden. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 105 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/4, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (13-September-2013) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Harvey, from five years ago. There used to be a lot of rabbits in and around my garden. This year I have only seen one.

Harvey near my garden. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 180 mm f/2.8 lens with a FT1 adapter (ISO 200, 180 mm, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Harvey near my garden. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 180 mm f/2.8 lens with a FT1 adapter (ISO 200, 180 mm, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (13-September-2012) — Belgium

Gone to see Europe. Semester at Sea. Fall 2012 Semester Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 21: Antwerp, Belgium.

Early Dawn Jupiter and Waning Crescent Moon Over the Antwerp Cathedral from the Deck of the MV Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/5.6, 2 sec).

Early Dawn Jupiter and Waning Crescent Moon Over the Antwerp Cathedral from the Deck of the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/5.6, 2 sec). (David J Mathre)
Early Dawn Jupiter and Waning Crescent Moon Over the Antwerp Cathedral from the Deck of the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/5.6, 2 sec). (David J Mathre)

Nine-Years Ago (13-September-2009) — Canada

Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 23: Alaska-Canada Highway. Yukon, Canada.

Wildlife along the Alaska-Canada highway. Mother Black Bear and two cubs, a Red-Fox hunting, and Bison living in the forests in Yukon.

Mother Black Bear alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Mother Black Bear alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pair of Black Bear cubs alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pair of Black Bear cubs alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red Fox hunting alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red Fox hunting alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bison alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 280, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bison alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 280, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bison alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 900, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bison alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 900, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)