Bob Jensen's Set 2 of Favorite Summer 2010 Photographs
Bob Jensen at Trinity University


I've featured some of Wes Lavin's professional quality work in previous editions of Tidbts
Wes touched up my photograph below that was marred by the flash reflection off of the front window

Wes also sent me some of his own summertime photographs
He has many more pictures taken on an expensive camera
Wes Lavin <>

Now I will show some of my own summertime pictures
Here are some non-retouched shots of lupine in our wildflower field

And here are our wild roses

I planted this blue spruce three years ago
It has grown magnificently

Close up of a peony about to unfurl

These are some golf carts for rent on the golf course
Part of my white barn can be seen to the left
This part of the barn was the powerhouse for a resort in the late 1900s

I took this picture on the corner of the Jensen family farm near Seneca, Iowa
My grandparents donated a corner of their farm for this Blakjar Lutheran Church and Cemetery
After decades of non-use this church was moved to a town park in Lone Rock, Iowa
Only the Blakjar Cemetery remains with a few Norwegian settlers, including my grandparents

These are some fun pictures sent to me by others

Cousin Don is over six feet tall, so you can guess the size of his son Doug
This picture was taken in Alaska this summer
The following picture was taken by them in Denali Park



After I wrote about how cold Erika was in San Francisco last August, my good friend Paul Golliher in San Antonio asked how Erika can thrive in our mountain winters when San Francisco's cold winds in August got to her. In the mountains we have the clothing for all seasons. Our cottage has cute Swedish ceramic propane stoves in all fireplaces to supplement the furnace. They each have their own thermostats on the wall. Sometimes Erika even takes the chill out of our den in summertime. And I warm up the car inside the garage before we venture out on cold days. In SF she did not have a coat, long underwear, or other suitable clothing for exceptionally cold SF days even for August in SF. After the conference we drove to the Sacramento Valley where two of our sons live. The temperature in the valley was about 100 degrees, San Francisco like Mt. Washington is an outlier in August, although not usually as cold as the week we spent in the San Francisco Hilton.


I see from my house by the side of the road
By the side of the highway of life,
The men who press with the ardor of hope,
The men who are faint with the strife,
But I turn not away from their smiles and tears,
Both parts of an infinite plan-
Let me live in a house by the side of the road
And be a friend to man.
Sam Walter Foss (1858-1911)


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 ---

More photographs and history of this (White Mountains) area ---

Foliage Favorites --- 

Summertime Favorites

Set 1 --- 

Set 2 --- 

Clouds --- 

Sunset Hill House Hotel ---

Iron Ore ---

White Mountain Intrusion --- 

Robert Frost ---

Grandpa Dourte's Champion Draft Horse ---

Church ---

Bette Davis ---

Patti Page ---

Bode Miller ---

Cannon Mountain ---

Mittersill ---

Mt. Washington Winds ---

My Walk Down Lovers Lane --- 

Polly's Pancake Parlor ---

The Sugar Hill Sampler ---

Harman's Cheese and Country Store ---

All my online pictures ---

Bob Jensen's threads ---

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