Wednesday (25-December-2019) — Florida

Gone to See Florida — 2019 Road Trip.

Christmas Day walkabout in an Urban Garden and Farm. I went out three times during the day with three different camera & lens combinations. Fuji X-H1 camera with a 200 mm f/2 lens and 1.4x teleconverter, Fuji X-T3 camera with a 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens, and Nikon 1 V3 camera with a 70-300 mm VR lens. The Hens were still feasting on the broccoli leaves I brought them. Cardinal, Blue Jay, and Red-headed Woodpecker at the bird feeder. A squirrel in the Carambola and Mango tree. Many flowers (Flame Lily, Canna Lily, Chinese Lantern, Rossle (Hybiscus), Purple Bengal Clockvine). Also Bananas and Figs.

Hen eating broccoli leaves. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 200 mm f/2 OIS lens + 1.4 x teleconverter (DAVID J MATHRE)
Hen eating broccoli leaves. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 200 mm f/2 OIS lens + 1.4 x teleconverter (DAVID J MATHRE)


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Hen. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 200 mm f/2 OIS lens + 1.4 x teleconverter (DAVID J MATHRE)
Hen. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 200 mm f/2 OIS lens + 1.4 x teleconverter (DAVID J MATHRE)

Daily Electric Energy Used (52.2 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (31.8 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Overall a net deficit of 20.4 kWh. Most of the hydroponic gardens were off or only on for fewer hours. Also, the thermostat for the Geothermal heater and hybrid heat pump hot water heater were set for vacation mode.

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One-Year Ago (01-January-2016) — Florida

Gone to See America. December/January 2015/2016 Florida Road Trip. Day 9: St. Petersburg.

Lone Fig. Backyard urban farm in Saint Petersburg. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 250, 135 mm, f/4.5, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

Lone fig on a branch at an urban farm in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 200, 135 mm, f/4.5, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Lone fig on a branch at an urban farm in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 200, 135 mm, f/4.5, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)