Set 5 of My All Time Favorite Snow Photographs
Bob Jensen at Trinity University 


The moose in northern Minnesota are reduced from thousands to hundreds
Nobody seems to know why, but one of the suspected causes is the warming temperature that
may make them more vulnerable to parasites and an increased number of wolf packs.
But scientists to date do not have any good answers for this huge loss of huge beasts

I've not seen any numbers for moose in New Hampshire
But I each year I see their fresh-kill carcasses dangling out of the hunters' trucks
And I think what a waste if the population is also on the decline in New England forests
I see a moose now and then from our cottage and tracks in the snow.
One time a large female moose showed up at our yard sale
I think females are more inclined to look for bargains

Is the climate warming in New Hampshire? Answers are complicated
The warming trend since we moved to NH in 2004 is quite obvious in the following chart at

In 2004 I remember going for a haircut when it was -33F below zero
I also recall worrying about Erika being alone when I had to return to Texas to teach in Spring of 2004
And the snow at about 4-5 feet on the level in our yard lasted until April 2004
I could not get back to my barn without snow shoes or skis

I don't recall a day anywhere close to that -33Fcold since 2004 (ten years ago)
Last year seemed like a warmer than usual winter with almost no snow in 2013
The year 2014 thus far seems colder with more snow
Most lows range from -10F to +10F, and we are burning a lot of oil
There have not been any days of deep cold thus far in 2014
And most days the highs don't go above +20F
Unlike ten years ago, there are occasional days of temperatures over +40F that I hate due to snow melt
As I write this we have about three feet of beautiful snow in our yard
But much of our current snow will disappear in the rain forecasted for February 21 --- Yuk!

When my friend Lon plowed my drive

Update on February 25
The ski resorts up here are grateful that the forecasted rain did not get this far north
A few days slightly above freezing melted some snow on our roof
But to take down the deep snow on the ground it takes hard rain


I don't use my studio in the wintertime


Highest Annual Snowfall Slide Show for Selected Parts of NH
For nearby Franconia down the hill it was 160 inches in an unspecified year
Up on the hill we usually get a bit more than Franconia and certainly a lot more wind drifts

Bode Miller grew up in the woods outside Franconia
and learned to ski on our Cannon Mountain


The cranberry bush in front of my desk

A sunset in the southwest looks like fire
Burlap covers Erika's climbing roses

The truck in the background is an old ambulance that was parked across from our driveway
The lumberjacks hired to harvest the timber down below keep it on hand while they mow down trees
They prefer harvesting timber in the winter when the ground is frozen solid under their heavy machines

Set 1 of my Timber Harvesting (Logging) Photographs


Our well head is behind that big rock

The flash light reflection is on Franconia Notch as seen from my desk

Below is a shot over our elevator shaft

Two of Erika's many dolls that years ago replaced our children at home

This fake well covers our buried propane tank
We have an oil burning furnace, but there are four Swedish propane stoves in our fire places

The weight of the snow broke a pine tree in our woods

This is a mountain lookout across the road from our cottage
It's not used a whole lot in the winter
There are three visible mountain ranges --- Kinsman Range, Twin Range, and Presidential Range


Mt. Washington as seen in a sort-of sunset


The record winds of Mt. Washington (231+ mph) were shattered this year by the typhoon in the Philippines
But Mt. Washington gets winds  over 100 mph every year

Making snow on one of Cannon Mountain's 60 ski trails


Cannon Mountain ski trails on Memorial Day when we had a disaster late snow storm in 2013
That broke the tops off a lot of trees that of trees that had leafed out
My neighbor took this picture



Here are some Canadian humor pictures forwarded to me by Paula

I'm trying to think of how this was done.
One possibility is that this is a toy car.
However the background setting of all the trees would be very hard to create for real
Much of this may be a clever Photoshop creation with a real car and real trees

My tracks when getting the mail at the end of the driveway

"Sharing Those Woods, Dark and Deep"
by H. William Rice
Chronicle of Higher Education's Chronicle Review, March 18, 2013

The woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep.


Other Snow Favorites

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Highest Annual Snowfall Slide Show for Selected Parts of NH
For nearby Franconia down the hill it was 160 inches in an unspecified year
Up on the hill we usually get a bit more than Franconia and certainly a lot more wind drifts

The Fascinating Science of Snow ---

Great Snow Picture Slide Show ---

A Train Ride for You --- Ride.swf

My Theme Song for Life Slide Show ---


More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories


Blogs of White Mountain Hikers (many great photographs) ---

Especially note the archive of John Compton's blogs at the bottom of the page at

White Mountain News ---

David Johnstone asked me to write a paper on the following:
"A Scrapbook on What's Wrong with the Past, Present and Future of Accountics Science"
Bob Jensen
February 19, 2014
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For operational convenience I define accountics science as research that features equations and/or statistical inference. Historically, there was a heated debate in the 1920s as to whether the main research journal of academic accounting, The Accounting Review (TAR) that commenced in 1926, should be an accountics journal with articles that mostly featured equations. Practitioners and teachers of college accounting won that debate.

TAR articles and accountancy doctoral dissertations prior to the 1970s seldom had equations.  For reasons summarized below, doctoral programs and TAR evolved to where in the 1990s there where having equations became virtually a necessary condition for a doctoral dissertation and acceptance of a TAR article. Qualitative normative and case method methodologies disappeared from doctoral programs.

What’s really meant by “featured equations” in doctoral programs is merely symbolic of the fact that North American accounting doctoral programs pushed out most of the accounting to make way for econometrics and statistics that are now keys to the kingdom for promotion and tenure in accounting schools ---

The purpose of this paper is to make a case that the accountics science monopoly of our doctoral programs and published research is seriously flawed, especially its lack of concern about replication and focus on simplified artificial worlds that differ too much from reality to creatively discover findings of greater relevance to teachers of accounting and practitioners of accounting. Accountics scientists themselves became a Cargo Cult.

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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