Wednesday (01-September-2021) — New Jersey

Summertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Blue Jay, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Common Grackle.


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

Flowers of the day: Black-eyed Susan, California Poppy, Canna, Chicory, Cosmos, Echinacea, Gladiolus, Marigold, Partridge Pea, Rose Mallow, Sunflower and Zinnia.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (51.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (8.6kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Heavy rain (post Hurricane Ida). A deficit of 43.1 kWh.

Sunday (01-August-2021) — New Jersey

Summertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


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

Flowers of the day: Black-eyed Susan, Burdock, California Poppy, Canna, Catchfly, Cosmos, Gladiolus, Johnny Jump-up, Marigold, Nasturtium, Poppy, Sunflower, Zinnia.


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


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

Insects of the Day. Bumble bee in Nasturtium, Honey bee in a Sunflower, Monarch caterpillar on a Milkweed leaf, Monarch aphids on a Milkweed leaf.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (41.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (27.7 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Mostly cloudy. A deficit of 13.7 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (413 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (418 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. A surplus of 5 kWh.

Saturday (12-June-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds viewed in the backyard: Mourning Dove, House Finch.


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

Spring flowers blooming: Love-in-a-Mist, Poppy, California Poppy, Blue Flax, Day Lily, Prickly Pear, Yucca, Baby Snapdragon, Sweet Alyssum.


Poppy. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Spring Flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

The Cicadas are still around and making noise.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (49.2 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (38.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds and light rain. A deficit of 10.9 kWh.

Wednesday (09-June-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds viewed in the backyard: Mourning Dove.


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

Spring flowers blooming: Love-in-a-Mist, Poppy, California Poppy, Baby Blue Eyes, Baby Snapdragon, Sweet Alyssum, Blue Flax, Zucchini.


Poppy. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Spring Flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (68.8 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (70.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny, some clouds. A surplus of 1.2 kWh.

Tuesday (08-June-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Spring flowers blooming: Red Poppy, California Poppy, Love-in-a-mist, Beardtongue Foxglove, Lacy Phacelia, Sweet Alyssum, Bachelor Button (Cornflower), Charlock (Wild Mustard).


Red Poppy. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


California Poppy. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (64.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (82.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. A surplus of 17.6 kWh.