Set 4 of My All Time Favorite Snow Photographs
Bob Jensen at Trinity University 

 

While much of the USA is experiencing springtime and singing birds
We still are getting cold weather and new snow
But it's like a lot of things in life
The longer you have to wait for something good the more you appreciate it when it arrives at long last

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

 

This is Mt. Lafayette early in the season before the snows started down here in front of our living room

If you look close in the picture below you can see a few wild cranberries not yet eaten by the birds
The big green plant is inside the window

 

The three mountain tops below are called the Three Graces
But some people call them the canon balls south of Cannon Mountain

 

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

 

I have two snow throwing machines
The smaller machine below can be used when we have a light cover of less than five inches or less
But it's so slow on my long drive that I only use it for touch up around the mailbox after light snows
The ceaseless Sugar Hill road plows make piles around our mail box even if we only get two inches of snow

 

Most of the time I use my tractor's snow thrower that can cut through five foot drifts
I rarely am forced to use the front end loader for snow

 

One thing I like about a snow thrower is that it does not create
high banks alongside like a snow plow leaves
This is part of our driveway where I send blowing snow into oblivion

 

Note how different the above picture looks compared to prior years
When I had a friend plow my drive

 

And of course I have to use a shovel where the the machines won't work
Sometimes I must shovel gently just to find my mail boxes


 

I must keep a path shoveled so our propane delivery man can pull a hose to our buried tank
We don't use our decks in the winter and route visitors to our garage entrance to the cottage
But I must clear snow to under the back deck for our meter reader

 

High winds constantly fill in my shoveled path to the buried propane tank

 

This year the severe wind and snow weight took down a big pine tree in our woods
I think I will leave it for an animal shelter since small creatures live in big dead trees

 

About three miles down our Sunset Hill
The Franconia Catholic Church is named Our Lady of Snows

 

Birds have a hard time in the winter and get especially frustrated by
our late snows in April and May when they are very hungry and horny

 

When I think we've just got too much snow
I only have to look at the pictures below from Siberia

 

This made me think of Dr. Zhivvago

 

"Sharing Those Woods, Dark and Deep"
by H. William Rice
Chronicle of Higher Education's Chronicle Review, March 18, 2013
http://chronicle.com/article/Sharing-Those-Woods-Dark-and/137885/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

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

Set 01 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/tidbits/Snow/Set01/SnowFavoritesSet01.htm

Set 02 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/tidbits/Snow/Set02/SnowFavoritesSet02.htm    

Set 03 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Tidbits/Snow/Set03/SnowSet03.htm

Also see --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/tidbits/2007/tidbits070409.htm

Also see --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/tidbits/2009/tidbits090210.htm

The Fascinating Science of Snow --- http://www.openculture.com/2012/12/the_fascinating_science_of_snow.html

Great Snow Picture Slide Show --- www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/temp/SnowPictures.pps

A Train Ride for You --- http://www.openmyeyeslord.net/Train Ride.swf

My Theme Song for Life Slide Show ---
http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/temp/AlaskaRailwayRoutes.pps

 

More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Pictures.htm

 

Blogs of White Mountain Hikers (many great photographs) ---
http://www.blogger.com/profile/02242409292439585691

Especially note the archive of John Compton's blogs at the bottom of the page at
http://1happyhiker.blogspot.com/

White Mountain News --- http://www.whitemtnews.com/

 

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 ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/NHcottage/NHcottage.htm

Bob Jensen's Blogs --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/JensenBlogs.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm
Bob Jensen's past presentations and lectures --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/resume.htm#Presentations   

Our address is 190 Sunset Hill Road, Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
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
and Vermont's Green Mountains to the West

 

 

Bob Jensen's Threads --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/threads.htm

Bob Jensen's Home Page --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/