Crab Apples Versus Cranberries Versus Cherries
Bob Jensen at Trinity University 

Winter roared in early, catching me by surprise before Thanksgiving
I questioned the wisdom of moving from Texas to the White Mountains of New Hampshire while
trying, with difficulty, to mount my heavy snow thrower in blowing snow at a temperature close to 0F
The snow thrower attaches to my tractor
I waved to two faithful UPS drivers who earlier had to wade snow in our long driveway to deliver 10 parcels
For them my eventual snow removal came too late
If you want to call removing snow over three inches of solid ice "snow removal"



This is my wishing well where I wished global warming would not bring such hard and early winters to our White Mountains


The leaves are off the trees and swept up by  sweeper pulled by my tractor
However, crab apples, cranberries, and cherries remain clinging to trees and bushes

Here's crab apple tree beside the cottage in May a few years back


This is the same tree filled out with growth and crab apples in October 2018


I guess you can make jam out of crab apples (not us)


This is the cranberry bush outside my desk window in October 2018
The birds and other critters leave these cranberries alone until March when they are super hungry
Then they (most birds and squirrels) strip the cranberries off all such bushes




This is a picture taken in February a few years ago


Here are some wild turkeys picking off cranberries in late winter a few years back
I took this picture while seated at my desk


Here's a squirrel in April 2017 cleaning out some cranberries left by the birds


In addition to crab apples and cranberries shunned by our birds until late winter are our cherries
Our cherries are not sweet and wonderful like the cherries in the grocery store

Here's a cherry tree in our south lawn


I took these pictures in November




Late into the winter, sometime in April or May, the wild turkeys get so hungry that our sour berries taste better to them
Here's a flock of wild turkeys devouring the cherries a few years back
The bears would probably eat our cherries, but they're still hibernating when the birds strip our cherry tree


More Cranberry and Cherry Pictures

Wild Cranberries and Cherries Set 01 ---


Set 12 of My Favorite Foliage Photographs ---  

Set 11 of My Favorite Foliage Photographs --- 

Set 10 of My Favorite Foliage Photographs--- 

Set 9 of My Favorite Foliage Photographs---

Set 8 of My Favorite Foliage Photographs---  

Set 7 of My Favorite Foliage Photographs ---   

Set 6 (2013)  Foliage Photographs Featuring Ben Plummer's Visit
to New Hampshire (2009) and Zimbabwe (2013)  

Set 5 of My Favorite Foliage Photographs (2013) ---  

Set 4 of My Favorite Foliage Photographs (2012) ---

Set 3 ---

Set 2 --- 

Set 1 --- 

Wes Lavin's 2016 Autumn Foliage Part 1

Wes Lavin's Autumn Foliage Photographs:  Part 2

Wes Lavin's 2017 Autumn Foliage Part 1

Foliage Pictures Sent to Me by Paula Ward (Virginia) and Ben Plummer (Texas)  

Autumn --- 
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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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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



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