Set 3 of My Favorite Foliage Pictures in the White Mountains
These are some of my 2011 Foliage Pictures

Bob Jensen at Trinity University 

We have a small pond about ten feet from the cottage's south side
I begin this photo set with a picture taken in early spring while standing on this pond
For about five months I can walk on water up here

This is a picture of the same area in late summer that
shows our colorful impatiens and a white butterfly bush

And this is the same area in October
Not all of the foliage season is colorful or beautiful
Autumn is the season of death, dying, and dormancy
Perennials like the butterfly bush awaken each springtime
But annuals like the impatiens must be planted once again in the spring
But I prefer the annuals that bloom up here for nearly five months
Perennials are the proverbial flashes in a pan that last for three weeks at most

Foliage trees, unlike many perennials, live on through the winter above ground
But they shed leaves in a blaze of glory whether its one tree up close or a million trees at a distance
Because we are colder, our trees had mostly shed their leaves before the big snowstorm hit in October
But in southern New Hampshire, Mass. and Conn. many trees had not yet shed their leaves
And we had no power outages like they had south of our White Mountains
These are some pictures up here before our leaves fell to the ground
My white barn is in the background

This is one of two huge sugar maple trees in our wildflower field

This is part of our grove between our yard and our wildflower field

This is a sugar maple tree to the west of my studio
The name of our village, Sugar Hill, is based upon our numerous sugaring maple trees

In the lower left you can see my tractor and a wagon carrying a ladder that I use to trim bushes

The birch trees inside the circular drive behind our cottage look sort of red early on
But later they are more orangish and yellow

This shows a young maple tree on the north side of our cottage
I've already emptied the window boxes on the front deck

A closer shot of that young maple tree

The change in foliage color runs from late September to late October
The bright reds usually commence early on and
are followed by orange and lastly bright yellow

The red tree in the middle is always the first change in September color that I see from our front yard

This is followed by the beginning of redness in Ore Hill

And this is a nearby fire bush

This is a picture of the golf course behind our cottage early October

This picture shows more color on the golf course later in October

The hydrangea bushes are white in the summer and turn dirty pink in the autumn

In the springtime, friends at the church brought us two potted Easter lilies
I planted one in each of two flower barrels that I keep by our north walkway
The blooms were beautiful for a couple of weeks then the lilies turned to green
What was strange is the way one of the Easter lilies came back to life in October
I've never seen this happen before
The surrounding pink impatiens were already dying after a freeze
But the Easter lily was coming to life

I end this photo set with some pictures on the birches between our cottage and our wildflower field



More of Bob Jensen's Foliage Pictures (Set 3 is shown above)

Set 2 ---

Set 1 --- 
Autumn ---
Also see
Also see


Foliage Network ---
Foliage in New Hampshire's White Mountains ---
Fall Foliage ---
Foliage Pictures ---

Nat King Cole's rendition of Autumn Leaves ---
Roger Williams rendition of Autumn Leaves ---
Autumn Leaves (Andrea Bocelli) ---



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On May 14, 2006 I retired from Trinity University after a long and wonderful career as an accounting professor in four universities. I was generously granted "Emeritus" status by the Trustees of Trinity University. My wife and I now live in a cottage in the White Mountains of New Hampshire ---

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Our cottage was known as the Brayton Cottage in the early 1900s
Sunset Hill is a ridge overlooking with New Hampshire's White Mountains to the East
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