Friday (04-June-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds viewed in the backyard: Female Brown-headed Cowbird.


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

Dragonfly and Brood X Cicada on the deer fence.


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

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


Love-in-a-Mist. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


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.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (54.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (36.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Rain and clouds. A deficit of 17.6 kWh.

Monday (31-May-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Spring flowers blooming: Love-in-a-Mist, California Poppy, Red Poppy. Red Poppies for Memorial Day.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (49.1 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (73.4 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The sun returned. A surplus of 24.3 kWh.

Sunday (30-May-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors backyard and the patio birdfeeder: Black Vulture, House Finch. Not many birds visiting during the emergence of the Cicadas.


Daily backyard visitors. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Spring flowers blooming: Red Poppy, Love-in-a-Mist, Crimson Clover, Daisy, Lacy Phacelia, Beardtongue Foxglove, Siberian Wallflower, Sweet William.


Love in a Mist. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


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


Spring Flowers: Crimson Clover, Daisy, Lacy Phacelia, Beardtongue Foxglove, Siberian Wallflower, Sweet William. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (45.0 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (16.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy and rain. A deficit of 28.3 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (354 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (326 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. A deficit of 28 kWh.

Saturday (29-May-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors backyard and the patio birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, House Finch. Not many birds visiting during the emergence of the Cicadas.


Daily backyard visitors. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Spring flowers blooming: Oriental Poppy, Love-in-a-Mist.


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

Grow Towers (1-10) on the Patio.


Grow Towers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Soft Pots on the Patio. Tomatoes and Sunflowers. Also an attempted Milkweed transplant.


Soft Pots. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (42.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (14.7 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy and rain. A deficit of 27.6 kWh.

Friday (28-May-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors backyard and the patio birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, Black-capped Chickadee, House Finch. Not many birds visiting during the emergence of the Cicadas.


Daily backyard visitors. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Even with the rain yesterday (0.25″) the water level in the back pond is still low, but still enough to support Kermit the Bull Frog and his many brothers, sisters, and closes cousins. I counted at least twelve today.


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

Spring flowers blooming: Sweet William (Dianthus).


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

New Cicadas are still emerging from the ground. When the sun is out the volume goes way up.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (43.8 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (39.0kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy and rain. A deficit of 4.8 kWh.