Friday (01-January-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Several Black Vultures and Turkey Vultures in my backyard and on my patio New Year’s Day morning. Hope it is not a portent for a bad year.

Black Vulture. (David J Mathre)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus). Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (David J Mathre)


Black and Turkey Vultures. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the birdfeeder: Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, American Goldfinch, Song Sparrow, and Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (74.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (10.6 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds and rain. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 63.9 kWh.

Wednesday (09-December-2020) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Colorful Clouds at Dawn. Full image size (20462 x 7971 pixel).

Colorful Clouds at Dawn. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Clouds at Dawn. Composite of eight images taken with a Leica SL2 camera and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 400, 50 mm, f/2.8, 1/80 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and combined using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)


Colorful Clouds at Dawn split into 4 image. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (73.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (9.8 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds with some rain. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 43.0 kWh.

Five-Years Ago (05-December-2015) — New Jersey

Late Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

A cold Red-tailed Hawk looking for a meal.

Red-tailed Hawk. (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (53.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (11.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy, not much sun. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 42.0 kWh.

Thirteen-Years Ago (04-December-2007) — Colorado

Late Autumn Clouds over Boulder.

I miss Boulder.

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Orange and Black Clouds Over Boulder. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/11, 1/8 sec). (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (52.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (6.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 45.6 kWh.

Sunday (15-November-2020) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Crepuscular rays and colorful clouds at dawn.

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Daily Electric Energy Used (52.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (14.6 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 37.7 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (286 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (117 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Geothermal HVAC system on, Forced Air-Dryer for Hot Peppers. A deficit of 169 kWh.