Set 4 of My Favorite Cloud Photographs
Bob Jensen at Trinity University 

Some of the most boring days are cloudless days
Clouds add excitement to the ambiance of a day on earth
Cloud pictures taken on different days or even at different times in one dy are never the same

I took these pictures from the living room of our cottage
On some the camera was zoomed







The clouds are socking in our mountain pass called Franconia Notch


On the west side of Franconia Notch we can watch skiers (more like dots) descending down to the Mittersill Alpine Village
Late this summer an even closer ski trail was carved out of the woods on Cannon that I will feature in another photoset
The dying birch tree in the foreground is a favorite perch for hawks
A couple regularly asks for permission to set up equipment in our front lawn to count the hawks over the valley below












From outside our cottage at sunrise




I'm so sorry for folks like our children in California who are losing their green things to drought
We're ever so thankful for the continued plentiful water in our White Mountains


The Invention of Clouds: Goethe’s Poems for the Skies and His Heartfelt Homage to the Young Scientist Who Classified Clouds ---

If I should ever cease to be amazed and enraptured by the magic of clouds, I should wish myself dead. And I am hardly alone — since the dawn of our species, the water cycle’s most visible expression in the skies has bewitched artists, poets, and scientists like as a beautiful natural metaphor for the philosophy that there in an inherent balance to life, that what we give will soon be replenished. More than two millennia before poet Mark Strand and painter Wendy Mark joined forces on their breathtaking love letter to clouds, before Georgia O’Keeffe extolled the beauty of the Southwest skies, before scientists figured out why cloudy days help us think more clearly, the great ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes wrote: “They are the celestial Clouds, the patron goddesses of the layabout. From them come our intelligence, our dialectic and our reason.” Indeed, there is a singular quality of prayerfulness to clouds — a certain secular reverence undergirding their allure to both art and science.

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More of Bob Jensen's Cloud Photographs

First Set of White Mountain Cloud Favorite Photographs 

Second Set of White Mountain Cloud Favorite Photographs 

Third Set of White Mountain Cloud Favorite Photographs 

Fourth Set of White Mountain Cloud Favorite Photographs 

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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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