Tuesday (08-June-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Spring flowers blooming: Red Poppy, California Poppy, Love-in-a-mist, Beardtongue Foxglove, Lacy Phacelia, Sweet Alyssum, Bachelor Button (Cornflower), Charlock (Wild Mustard).


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.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (64.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (82.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. A surplus of 17.6 kWh.

Sunday (06-June-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Not many pictures today — spent the day working in the yard and garden.

California Poppy. (David J Mathre)
California Poppy Flowers. Image taken with a Leica SL2 camera and 90-280 mm lens. (David J Mathre)
Red Poppy. (David J Mathre)
California Poppy flower. Image taken with a Leica SL2 camera and 90-280 mm lens. (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (71.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (72.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Mostly sunny, and hot. A surplus of 0.5 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (381 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (423 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. A surplus of 42 kWh.

Saturday (05-June-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Spring flowers blooming: Red Poppy, California Poppy, Daisy. I found some Milkweed plants in the far backyard (not blooming yet).


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.


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

Insects of the day: Cabbage White (butterfly) and Dragonfly.


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

Kermit was busy procreating in the pond. Look closely and you can see the eggs behind the pair of frogs. Will have to start watching for tadpoles.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (64.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (82.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. A surplus of 17.6 kWh.

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.

Thursday (03-June-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Lot of images today. Birds, Frogs, Snakes, and Flowers. The Brood X Cicadas are everywhere and continue singing their love song.

Birds viewed in the backyard: American Robin. The American Robin was feeding on a Cicada.


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

Kermit the Bullfrog and all of his relatives in the pond are getting fat fast this spring. Presumably out feeding on the Cicadas.


Bullfrogs in the pond. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Bullfrogs in the pond. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

The Brood X Cicada is not feeding, just resting on the flower.

Cicada. (David J Mathre)
Cicada (brood X). Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens. (David J Mathre)

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


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.

Patio Garden: Grow Towers and Soft Pots. Seedlings from the indoor AeroGarden Farms transplanted a month ago. Strawberries planted last year, remained outside over the winter. Some of the strawberry plants survived being nibbled on by deer.

Grow Tower 1: Radish, Strawberry, Arugula, Spinach, Broccoli, Collard Greens, Swiss Chard.
Grow Tower 2: Radish, Strawberry, Kale, Dill, Anise, Cauliflower, Kale, Mustard.
Grow Tower 3: Dill, Basil (Sweet, Lime, Lemon, Dark, Culinary, Cinnamon).
Grow Tower 4: Garlic, Strawberry, Basil (Genoa, Holy).
Grow Tower 5: Scallion, Oregano, Basil (Sweet, Thai), Coriander (various).
Grow Tower 6: Garlic, Thyme, Epazote, Parsley (various), Hot Peppers.
Grow Tower 7: Garlic, Sage, Oregano, Mugwort.
Grow Tower 8: Chives, Lemon Grass, Tarragon, Parsley (various), Dwarf Cosmos.
Grow Tower 9: Carrots, Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley, Dwarf Zinnia.
Grow Tower 10: Poppies (Iceland, Red, California, Oriental).


Grow Towers 1-10. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Outer Rim Soft Pots 1-4: Cucumber.
Outer Rim Soft Pots 5-8: Summer Squash.
Outer Rim Soft Pots 9-11: Peas.
Outer Rim Soft Pots 12-17: Zucchini.

Center Soft Pots: Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Golden Harvest Cherry Tomato, Gray Stripe Sunflower, Red Sun Sunflower, Autumn Sunflower, Double Sun Sunflower.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (46.0 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (32.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Rain and clouds. A deficit of 13.7 kWh.