Indoor hydroponic flowers of the day. Orange, yellow and white Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule). Red, Pink, White with Pink Trim Corn Poppy (Papaver Rhoeas). Red Turkish Tulip Poppy (Papaver glaucum).
Time-lapse video of Calendula seedling. Images taken every one minute with a Leica SL2s camera and Laowa 24 mm f/14 macro probe lens (24 mm, ISO 2000, f/40, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and time-lapse video created with PhotoShop CC (1080p, 12p).
Daily Electric Energy Used (88.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (43.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. Deficit of 45.5 kWh.
Walkabout with a new Sigma 70 mm f/2.8 macro lens on the Leica SL2 camera. Flowers in the soft-pots on the patio. Zinnia, Cosmos, Coreopsis, Forget-me-not, Sunflower. Hand-held, but somewhat windy out. Narrow depth of field, so not all are completely in focus. Something I need to work on. This camera does have a higher resolution mode (but not a focus stacking mode). The higher resolution mode requires the camera be stabilized on a tripod. The same is true for the focus stacking mode on the Fuji X-H1 or Nikon D850.
Birds of the Day: Blue Jay, Mourning Dove, Northern Cardinal, Gray Catbird, and House Finch.
Backyard Summer Birds of the Day. Individual images in the slideshow can be viewed at my PhotoShelter Gallery.
Now that it is getting hot, the birds are starting to use the birdbath to cool down. Time-lapse video of a Gray Catbird in the birdbath.
While moving the last of the hot pepper plants outdoors, I discovered a batch of very tiny Stink Bugs that just hatched on the back side of a pepper plant leaf. Now I know what to look for so I don’t have as many infesting the house.
Daily Electric Energy Used (59.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (82.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Much more sun. A surplus of 22.8 kWh.
Weekly Electric Energy Used (411 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (356 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Lots of cloudy days and a Tropical Storm during the week. A deficit of 55 kWh.
This guy runs and hides every time it hears the iRobot vacuum cleaner approach.
Daily Electric Energy Used (49.4 kWh) from meter readings the Sense Home Energy Monitor. The daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (22.3 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Lots of clouds.A deficit of 27.1 kWh.