There was a partial Lunar Eclipse while I was working at the Merck/Sirna site in Boulder. The sky was clear and I spent much of the night observing the eclipse from the Sirna parking lot. At one point I must have stood in front of the camera for a selfie.
Visited the Sheep Shearer for my annual haircut. I’ve been going to the same barbershop in Highland Park for over 30 years.
Daily Electric Energy Used (63.6 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (72.2 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. The temperatures have been going up outside, resulting in more energy needed to power the Geothermal HVAC system to keep the house cool. Daily surplus of 8.6 kWh.
Last Day of Summer — Backyard Nature in New Jersey.
Even though the rain has stopped, the sky remains overcast. I have used more electricity than my solar panels have generated so far this month. Yesterday, the Sheep Shearer caught up with me for my annual hair reduction. My neighbor’s cat that normally runs away when it sees me, came up to me and allowed me to take her picture. So the cat noticed…
There were a pair of garter snakes mating in a tree in my neighbor’s backyard. The female is the larger of the two snakes. He said they have be up there for at least a day.
With all the rain we have had in the last few weeks, mushrooms are popping up all over the place. I’ll have to let the house trolls go out hunting tomorrow.
Individual images in the slide show can be viewed here.
I saw this sand painting while visiting the temples in Bagan, Burma (Myanmar). I am not often tempted to purchase souvenirs, but the birds on the tree reminded me of a Navajo “Tree of Life” wool rug. We were only part way through the Spring 2016 Semester at Sea voyage when I purchased the sand painting and I wasn’t sure it would make the trip without being damaged . Two months later when I finally got home, the painting was still in good condition. I had it framed locally using non-reflective glass, and it is now next to the Navajo “Tree of Life” wool rug.