Bob Jensen's Set 10-2018 Bears, Bluebirds, and Other Summertime Pictures
Bob Jensen at Trinity University

This is a mish-mash of photographs taken in the summer of 2018
The summer commenced with an enormous bear that kept tearing down our hummingbird feeders
Mostly he took them down at night but I did see him take down my south feeder
At the time I did not have a camera handy

At last I rigged my feeders on a rope and hung them out of the big bear's reach


 I did have a camera in early August when a yearling bear (about the size of a very large dog)  walked all alone down our driveway
Mother bears (sows) must eventually abandon their young sons or the big poppa bears will eat their sons
This is not so much for food as it is to eliminate breeding competition


A few years back I photographed a medium-sized bear (maybe three years old) taking down my hummingbird feeder


In August 2018 we had some heavy rains (at last)
If you look close you will see a faint double rainbow



It's been a great summer for my New Guinea Impatiens
This is the south-side pond garden






On the north side I have my rental houses that this year were inhabited by wrens and blue birds


I circled a male blue bird in red



This summer Erika thought it would be fun to watch strawberries grow in a planter
Growing them this way is not cheap
And in August a critter of the night ate most of our small harvest



Our hydrangea tree in the front lawn takes in June takes over two months just to get the start of blossoms
The full blossoms will not be out until the end of August




Meanwhile a small hydrangea bush in the back yard blooms much earlier


These are our wild roses in very early June just before they fully  bloom


These are those same roses after they are more in bloom



Below you can see a cloud hanging over Franconia Notch between Mt. Lincoln and Cannon Mountain



On another summer morning there were more clouds







Springtime Early On

Set 1   

Set 2 

Set 3

Set 4  

Set 5\EarlySpringtime\Set05\EarlySpringtimeSet05.htm

Phlox  --- 
Also see
Springtime ---


Springtime Later On

Set 1 ---

Set 4 --- 

My Walk Down Lovers Lane --- file:///C:/WebJen/Tidbits/2009/Tidbits090623.htm



Set 1 ---


Set 01 ---

Storms in the White Mountains

Set 1 of Storms in the White Mountains ---

Summertime Favorites

Set 1 --- 

Set 2 ---

Set 3 ---

Set 4 ---

Set 5 ---

Set 6-2017a of Favorite Summertime Flowers 

Set 10-2018 Bears, Blue Birds, and Other Summertime Pictures  

The Life Cycle of Our Peonies in 2012 ---

The Seasonal Life Cycle of Bob Jensen's Impatiens
Part 1:  May-June 

Erika's Roses and the Seasonal Life Cycle of Bob Jensen's Impatiens
Part 2:  July-August  

Part 3:    Life Cycle of Bob Jensen's Impatiens (dead and gone after the first freeze)  

Part 4 Photographs of My Impatiens and Other Flowers of Summer

Set 1 of Wes Lavin's 2017 Summer Pictures

Roses --- Domestic

Set 1 of Erika's Roses ---

Set 2 of Erika's Roses --- 

Roses --- Our Wild Roses

Set 1 of Wild Roses ---
Also see  ---

Set 2 of Wild Roses ---

Tallahassee Camellias, Azaleas, and Wakulla Springs ---  
We lived on an acreage in Florida 1978-1982 while I was on the faculty of Florida State University

Also see Summertime --- 



More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories


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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