Set 01 of My Winter Sports Favorites from the White Mountains of New Hampshire
Bob Jensen at Trinity University 

The pictures were taken from my desk or our cottage yard
I'm strictly an amateur photographer
If a bright light appears in a picture it's usually the reflection of my flash on the window glass
Sometimes the lens is zoomed making objects appear closer

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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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


Erika has three bad spinal compression fractures this winter, so she's not into winter sports
This is Erika on our elevator


My desk faces eastward toward the White Mountains
Skiers coming down the slopes of Cannon Mountain appear as tiny moving dots in front of my desk

Below is a zoomed picture that I took from my desk before the snow got deep

Below is a picture of these mountains when the camera is not zoomed

This a shot of Cannon's ski trails that are visible from my desk
This picture was taken at sunset

World Champion Skier Bode Miller learned to ski on Cannon Mountain
Where his mother took him as a child when she worked as a bookkeeper for the ski resort
This Saturday, April 2, is Bode Miller Day on Cannon Mountain
Spectators will crowd about to watch him race down Cannon trails
Of course this is a special day since this time of year he spends most of his time skiing professionally in Europe

Bode Miller ---
Bode wins 2010 Super Combined Olympic Gold --- Click Here
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Watch the Videos (Winning is about hundredths of one second in time)

Bode Miller, 2005 & 2008 Winner of Men's Alpine Skiing World Cup

Lindsey Vonn, 2008 Winner of Women's Alpine Skiing World Cup
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Wow! Early Years of Speed --- Click Here Wow!
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Snowboarding is for the young and foolish

Down the road a neighbor hauled in two discarded ski ski gondolas from the Killington Ski Resort
To the right is the Sugar Hill Sampler and Museum

Inside the Sugar Hill Sampler (actually a fine old barn)

A great slide show of the Mt. Washington Resort ---


Instead of Skiing you can take the Omega Trail straight up or down on Cannon


It's not exactly a winter sport, but maple sugaring is truly a winter activity up here

It's a good thing whatever is in the buckets is boiled at high temperatures

Ice sculptures of a kind of winter competition (actually Paula sent this one from Virginia)

This time of year hangings are winter events for winter weary Yankees



What's the best thing in the world?
June-rose, by May-dew impearled;
Sweet south-wind, that means no rain;
Truth, not cruel to a friend;
Pleasure, not in haste to end;
Beauty, not self-decked and curled
Till its pride is over-plain;
Love, when, so, you're loved again.
What's the best thing in the world?
-- Something out of it, I think.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (
The Best Thing in the World) ---


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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)

Forwarded by my friend Jagdish Pathak at the University of Windsor in Canada

The lines of World renowned Poet and also a Nobel laureate, Rabindra Nath Tagore.
 He wrote (copied from Wikipedia English translation of original Bengali poem)

If they answer not to thy call walk alone,
If they are afraid and cower mutely facing the wall,
O thou unlucky one,
open thy mind and speak out alone.

If they turn away, and desert you when crossing the wilderness,
O thou unlucky one,
trample the thorns under thy tread,
and along the blood-lined track travel alone.

If they do not hold up the light when the night is troubled with storm,
O thou unlucky one,
with the thunder flame of pain ignite thy own heart
and let it burn alone.

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