Thursday (20-January-2022) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard on a snowy then rainy day: Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal. As soon as it snows, the Northern Cardinals show up. They are a lot more tolerant feeding with other birds around. Unlike the Blue Jays and Red-bellied Woodpecker.


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


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


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


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

AeroGarden Hydroponic Updates. Classic-6 #1: Some of the Basil is starting to germinate. Bounty #1: 8/9 of the Bok Choi have sprouted. Bounty #2: Only a couple of lettuce varieties have sprouted. Classic-6 #2. Not much activity. Farm 9R Seed Starting Tray: Not much activity.

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AeroGarden Classic-6 #1. Day 4. Genovese Basil (3/4). Thai Basil (0/2). Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
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AeroGarden Bounty #1. Day 4. Bok Choi (8/9). Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
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AeroGarden Bounty #2. Day 4. Red Sails (0/2); Rouge d’Hiver (1/2), Paris Island (0/1), Deer Tongue (0/1), Marvel of 4 Seasons (0/1), Black Seeded Simpson (1/2). Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
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AeroGarden Classic-6 #2. Day 4. Dill (0/1), Italian Parsley (0/1), Chives (0/1), Orange Gazania (0/1), Phlox Mix (0/1), Celosia (0/1). Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
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AeroGarden Farm 9R Seed Sprouting Tray. Day 3. Row A: California Poppy (American Meadows, 2018) 0/8; Row B: Oriental Poppy (American Meadows, 2019) 0/10; Row C: Lauren Grape Poppy Seeds (Marde Ross & Company, 2020) 0/11; Row D: Hungarian Breadseed Poppy Seeds (Plant Good Seed, 2020) 0/10; Row E: Red Poppy Seeds (American Meadows, 2019) 0/8; Row F: Turkish Tulip Poppy Seeds (Waterfall Seeds, 2020) 0/10; Row G: Somniferum Blend Poppy Seeds (Seed Needs, 2020) 0/11; Row H: Red Poppy Seeds (American Meadows, 2019) 0/9; Row I: Mixed Red Poppy Seeds (American Meadows, 2019) 0/8. Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (87.2 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (6.5 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The sun returned after a day of rain then snow. Deficit of 80.7 kWh.

Saturday (08-January-2022) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Tufted Titmouse.

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Tufted Titmouse. Image taken with a Lieca .SL2 camera and Sigma 150-600 mm sport lens. (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (76.9 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (5.7 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny, but solar panels still mostly covered with snow. Deficit of 71.2 kWh.

Friday (07-January-2022) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Red-bellied Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco. Note, after about 6 inches of snow.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (74.0 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (0.1 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Solar panels covered with snow. Geothermal HVAC heating the house, much of the day stage 2 since it is cold outside. Deficit of 73.9 kWh.

Three-Years Ago (07-March-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey

Afternoon walkabout on a snowy day. Images taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens.


Landscape images in B&W. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Portrait images in B&W. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.