Tuesday (29-September-2020) — New Jersey

Early Autumn Backyard Nighttime Nature in New Jersey.

Rats and Opossums raiding the soft pots on the patio. ARRG!!!

Daily Electric Energy Used (40.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (10.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds and Rain. A deficit of 30.2 kWh.

Monday (28-September-2020) — New Jersey

Early Autumn Nighttime Sky over New Jersey.

Although it was cloudy much of the day, the sky cleared early in the evening. Waxing Gibbous Moon, image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 200-500 mm f/5.6 lens (hand-held).

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Waxing Gibbous Moon. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 200-500 mm f/5.6 VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (48.6 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (31.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy much of the day. A deficit of 17.6 kWh.

Sunday (27-September-2020) — New Jersey

Early Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Although the flowers are gone from the wildflower meadows, I do still have Marigold, Zinnia, Cosmos, and Coreopsis flowers appearing in the soft pots on the patio.


Autumn Flowers (Portrait Mode). Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Autumn Flowers (Landscape Mode). Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (50.8 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (27.8 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy all day. Geothermal HVAC system off. Lots of cooking, laundry, and dishwashing. A deficit of 23.0 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (275 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (266 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. A deficit of 9 kWh.

Saturday (26-September-2020) — New Jersey

Early Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Now that it is getting cooler outside, the Stink Bugs are trying to get into the house. The screens on the open windows keep most out, but some keep trying to find the tiniest of openings.


Stink Bugs. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (35.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (23.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Darker and cloudy. Geothermal HVAC system off. A deficit of 12.4 kWh.

Friday (25-September-2020) — New Jersey

Early Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Morning at the Birdfeeders: Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Gray Catbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.


Morning at the Birdfeeders. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Contact me if you are interested in a Time-lapse Video of the session at the Birdfeeders. My setup for the birdfeeder images is a Nikon D850 camera and 200 mm f/2 VR lens set to take one image every 5 seconds over a 5 hour period (~3600 images). The new time-lapse video format is 720p (1080 x 720 pixels) and 1 frame/second. The length of the video is about 1 hour in a 1 GB MP4 file. The previous time-lapse videos of the birdfeeders were at 12 frames/second, and to be honest were too fast to identify the birds.

Daily Electric Energy Used (38.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (37.8 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy. Geothermal HVAC system off. A deficit of 0.6 kWh.