Bob Jensen's Set 5 of Favorite Summertime Flowers
Bob Jensen at Trinity University

In spite of being a cool and dry 2016 summer, the rains have been well timed
The flowers are great like in all previous summers in these White Mountains
I have a backlog of favorite summertime flowers
The pictures below are mostly from prior years in my effort to catch up showing my flowers


This is a hydrangia tree in our front yard

Hummingbirds love our Polka Wegelia Bush


Each year I plant over 80 New Gunea Impatiens seeklings
These are my favorites because they bloom all summer in magnificent colors


Every summer a tiny house wren rents to white house on the top
She's a friendly little thing who devotes her whole summer to tending her babies


This is Erika when some of the phlox were still in bloom


After the phlox stop blooming this is what remains in our rock garden by the driveway




The lilac blooms give off a refreshing aroma in early summer


This is a begonia beside the garage door
It was given to us by the daughter of a dear friend (helena Gottwick) who died this spring


This is a clematis vine that seemed half dead when I planted it a few years ago


I can hear a bunch of baby birds in here but I'm not sure what kind of birds



These are sunflowers in front of our butterfly bush beside our pond garden


A butterfly on our butterfly bush



This is a little waterfall in the pond


And this is Fred the Frog in our pond
Shortly after I took this picture our large family of crows dined on Fred



This is my studio that I mostly now use for storage
My office is inside so I can be closer to help Erika



NPR:  You Can Watch a Rare Stinky-Corpse Flower Bloom Video ---

You can see Erika cutting the foul stinky-corpse flower blooms in our cottage at
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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 ---

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