Foliage Season in 2018 (With Gliders)
Bob Jensen at Trinity University 


On most clear days in June-October gliders are towed into the sky from down the hill at the Franconia Airport with its grass runway
On a summer day in August I looked up to this while I was going to our mailbox
The tow line pulling the glider did not show up in my pictures


When the glider is cut loose it silently circles back and forth over the valley while moving up sometimes in an updraft
But mostly it slowly descends back to the grassy field of the Franconia Airport
I took this picture from my desk (with camera zoomed)


The 2018 autumn season, unlike the summer, has been rainy relatively warm.
This left our lawns very green against the foliage colors that finally came on the scene

The first tree that we see changed in color is the following tree that changes to red ahead of all the others I see from my desk
The first colors changing in the distant mountains are also the reds
This is a zoomed version


This is the unzoomed version a couple weeks later
The sloping hill to the right is our wonderfully colored Ore Hill with its abandoned iron mines















My birdhouses are empty and the hummingbirds are gone
But hundreds of robins stopped over on their way south
Robins stop over for a few days in the spring and fall
But they don't stay because our many crows get their babies
My guess is that they are returning from Quebec



My "sculpture" is just a haphazard piling of rocks
New Hampshire is known as "The Granite State"
Put a shovel into the ground and you hit a rock
I pulled these rocks up when I planted the spruce trees


This is my outfit for sweeping up my annual harvest of fallen leaves





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)  

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