Sunday (10-October-2021) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

It was a rainy day, and the autumn leaves are starting to fall. My tractor is in for repair so I can’t used the Leaf Vacuum. ARRG!

Wet Autumn Leaf. (David J Mathre)
Wet autumn Maple leaf. Image taken with a Leica SL2 camera and Sigma 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens. (David J Mathre)

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, House Finch.


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

Flowers of the day: Butterfly Bush, Burdock Seed, Canna, Cosmos, Morning Glory, Rose Mallow, 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.

I still have hot peppers turning red in the garden. Some of the plants still are flowering so I won’t take them out until after the first freeze.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (45.2 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (8.7 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds and rain. Deficit of 38.5 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (304 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (134 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Deficit of 170 kWh.

Friday (01-October-2021) — New Jersey

Early Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: House Finch.


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

Flowers of the day: Black-eyed Susan, Butterfly Bush, Canna, Cosmos, Daisy, Marigold, Morning Glory, Plains Coreopsis, Rose Mallow, Teazel, 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.

Several frogs in the pond.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (38.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (40.4 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. Surplus of 1.9 kWh.

Saturday (25-September-2021) — New Jersey

Early Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Ruby-throated Hummingbird. There were two female hummingbirds having a dispute. Unfortunately, they are on the other side of the Cannas and out of focus.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (32.2 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (44.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. Surplus of 11.8 kWh.

Friday (17-September-2021) — New Jersey

Summertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Ruby-throated Hummingbird. This was one of the few times I saw the hummingbirds feeding on Zinnia and Morning Glory flowers. Most of the time they only went to the Canna flowers or hummingbird feeder.


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

Flowers of the day: Canna, Common Dayflower, Cosmos, Marigold, Morning Glory, Rose Mallow, Sunflower, Zinnia. Many of the flowers have rain water droplets.


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.

I now have a good set of Cattail plants growing in my frog pond.

Cattail. (David J Mathre)
Cattails in the Pond. Image taken with a Leica SL2 camera and 24-90 mm lens. (David J Mathre)

I noticed some strange looking mushrooms growing in the black tree mulch.


Fungi (Mushrooms) of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (45.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (11.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy and rain. Deficit of 34.1 kWh.

Thursday (16-September-2021) — New Jersey

Summertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Eastern Bluebird, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow.


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

Flowers of the day: Black-eyed Susan, Blanket Flower, Butterfly Bush, Canna, Chicory, Common Dayflower, Cosmos, Marigold, Morning Glory, Rose Mallow, Sunflower, Zinnia. Many of the Sunflower images have bees collecting pollen.


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.

Daily Electric Energy Used (58.0 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (28.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy. Deficit of 29.7 kWh.