Thursday (22-March-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard (and Indoor) Early Spring Nature in New Jersey.

The snow had stopped by the time I woke up. It looked like 6-8 inches. It was fluffy and light, not like the wet & heavy stuff we got with the 2nd Nor’easter. Some images of the snow-covered patio, with a charcoal grill waiting for real spring weather. Then the trees damaged by the previous storm.  As for indoor nature, I am still finding some stink bugs (but not the green ones). By the afternoon, the snow slid off the solar panels, and I was generating electricity. The snow on the driveway and front entry was melting fast so I didn’t need to get the shovel out. As fast as the snow is melting, I wouldn’t be surprised if there is some local flooding over the next couple of days. Hopefully, this will be the last Nor’easter this spring.




Individual images from the slide-shows can be viewed here.

Three-Years Ago (07-November-2014) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Morning Sky in New Jersey

Looking east from my backyard at dawn.

Tree silhouette and clouds at dawn. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/10, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Tree silhouette and clouds at dawn. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/10, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Tree silhouette at dawn. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/5.7, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Tree silhouette at dawn. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/5.7, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

Friday (03-November-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Dawn Sky in New Jersey

Eastern view of the sky and morning clouds. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm zoom lens (ISO 100, 22 mm, f/4.5, 1/160 sec).

Clouds at dawn. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm zoom lens (ISO 100, 22 mm, f/4.5, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Clouds at dawn. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm zoom lens (ISO 100, 22 mm, f/4.5, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)

Nine-Years Ago (02-November-2008) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Fall Colors

Intense red Japanese maple leaves before they fall off the tree. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec).

Fall Maple Leaves. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Fall Maple Leaves. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J. Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (01-May-2014) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

The water was still running heavy in the nearby Rock Brook. A tree had fallen into the stream and got caught by the bridge. The Dogwood trees were in bloom, and the Carpenter Bees were out looking to drill holes into the wood exterior of my house.  I’m not sure what type of tree or shrub it is where the leaves appear to be emerging from a pod. Individual images from the slide show can be viewed here.