Wednesday (06-May-2020) — New Jersey

Indoor Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

This guy runs and hides every time it hears the iRobot vacuum cleaner approach.

Indoor Spider. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 OIS macro lens + pop-up flash (ISO 400, 80 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Indoor Spider. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 OIS macro lens + pop-up flash (ISO 400, 80 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)

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.


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Saturday (28-March-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Spring Nighttime Nature in New Jersey.

Spider at night.

Daily Electric Energy Used (52.5 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (6.5 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Cloudy and rainy all day. A deficit of 46.0 kWh.

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Sunday (26-January-2020) — New Jersey

Wintertime Indoor Hydroponic Gardening

One of my security guards protecting the hydroponic gardens from unwanted pests.


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Daily Electric Energy Used (76.9 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (33.3 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. The sun returned. A deficit of 43.6 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (597 kWh) from Sense and Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (225 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. The sun returned. A deficit of 372 kWh.

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Thursday (24-October-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Even though I thought all of the butterflies were gone for the season, I came across an American Lady feeding on the Marigolds in my remaining Wildflower Meadow. Also a Hoverfly and a Spider.

American Lady Butterfly. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
American Lady Butterfly. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
American Lady Butterfly. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
American Lady Butterfly. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Hoverfly. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Hoverfly. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Spider. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Spider. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Spider. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Spider. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)

Daily Electric Energy Used (61.1 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (34.4 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Another sunny day, but at this time of the year the sun is lower, and the Sycamore tree leaves shadow the solar panels part of the day. Overall a net deficit of 26.7 kWh.

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Tuesday (01-October-2019) — New Jersey

Autumn Indoor Nature in New Jersey.

I saw a relatively small black Spider caught a larger Crane Fly for breakfast.

Spider feeding on a Crane Fly. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens + 1.4x teleconverter (DAVID J MATHRE)
Spider feeding on a Crane Fly. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens + 1.4x teleconverter (DAVID J MATHRE)

Daily Electric Energy Used (54.3 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (41.6 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. More sun in the afternoon and warmer out. The Geothermal HVAC used 6.1 kWh for cooling. The new hydroponic gardens used 8.7 kWh. Overall a net deficit of 12.7 kWh.

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