Happy “shelter in place” Easter. Stay well. Carolina Wren and House Finch at the bird feeder today. Not getting much traffic at the bird feeders these days… A dozen deer in the backyard foraging on the new green grass. Looks like they are starting to lose their winter coats. At least six Tulips the the deer didn’t get are now blooming.
Easter Tulips. Images taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 105 mm f/1.4 lens. Individual images from the slideshow can be viewed in my PhotoShelter gallery.
Daily Electric Energy Used (69.6 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (49.8 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Lots of sun with short intermittent clouds. A deficit of 19.8 kWh.
Weekly Electric Energy Used (390 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (408 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. First week this year with a surplus!! of 18 kWh 18 kWh. It is getting warmer out and more hours of sunlight (when the clouds stay away).
A Red Poppy flower opened this morning. The seed was planted 124 days ago in one of my indoor AeroGarden hydroponic gardens. I have been watching the bud for the last several day wondering when it would finally open — each day setting up a camera to record a time-lapse video. Images taken every 10 seconds with a Nikon D850 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens with a 2.0x TC-E III teleconverter (ISO 100, 210 mm, f/8, 1/30 sec). Next time I need to do a better job trying to keep things in focus as the flower moved as it was opening.
Daily Electric Energy Used (66.1 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (48.1 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Cloudy, then more sun. A deficit of 18 kWh.