Some of Wes Lavin's June 2016 Photographs

Bob Jensen at Trinity University 


Wes Lavin is a retired school teacher living in Ashland, NH
He sends me many fine photographs
I first met Wes a few years ago when he asked permission to film our wild roses
Wes has expensive camera equipment
His hobby is to travel around New England filming fields, flowers, animals, and festivals in all seasons
One of his favorite places that he returns to every year is around our cottage

This week I will mostly feature a few of the photographs he sent to me in June 2016
Below are some of his pictures of our cottage


Wes took this photograph standing in our front lawn facing eastward on a somewhat hazy day


Below is almost the same (extended) view on an antique post card
I did not shrink this post card scan so you can read the names of the mountains
Mountains 1-4 are in the Presidential Range (about 30 miles from our cottage)
Mountains 6 and 7 are in the Twin Range (about 20 miles from our cottage)
Mountains 8-15 are in the Kinsman Range (about 10 miles from our cottage)
Mountain 4 is the highest mountain
Mountain 9 looks higher simply because it is closer to our cottage
Mountain 4 is really over1,000 feet higher than Mountain 9
Some of these New Hampshire peaks are on the Appalachian Trall that terminates atop Mt. Katadin in Maine
The average daily wind speed atop Mountain 4 is 75 mph where some days it reaches over 150 mph

Scroll right or left to see the extended post card


This is the golf course on the south edge of our wildflower field
Note that the sign says "Protected by Dudley"
Dudley is a huge sheep dog that greets guests with a rubber ball in his mouth


This time of year our wild flower field is filled with lupine and daises
Wes took the picture below a couple weeks ago


Below is a Wes Lavin photograph of one of our wild roses


The picture below shows a row of our wild roses


This is a field down the road


Jackson NH is near the south end of Crawford Notch not far from North Conway
In late July Erika and I are invited to a wedding in Jackson's Wentworth Country Club
Wes took this spectacular shot of a bull moose near Jackson
Why do hunters want to kill beautiful beasts like this


This is the Mt. Washington Hotel at the north end of Crawford Notch


Wes took this sunrise shot in up north in Pittsburg, NH


Wes Lavin's Panoramic Pictures of Bob Jensen's Flower Gardens in 2015

Some of Wes Lavin's Autumn Foliage Pictures


Lupine Favorites

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Set 1 ---   

Set 2 ---    
              This set includes White Mountain hiking trail photographs

Photographs of the Summit of Mt Washington

Photographs of the Mittersill Alpine Resort, New Hampshire ---

Bob Jensen's photographs from the tram and along the rim trail atop Cannon Mountain

Bob Jensen's Favorite Pictures of Mt. Lafayette 10 Miles Distant
With nine pages quoted from Bill Bryson's traumatic climb up Mt. Lafayette
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (Anchor Books, 2007)

Photographs of the Scenic Mountain Village of Jackson, New Hampshire ---

History of The White Mountains --- Set 01

History of The White Mountains --- Set 02

History of The White Mountains --- Set 03 (Franconia Notch)

History of The White Mountains --- Set 04 (Crawford Notch) 

History of The White Mountains --- Set 05 (Pinkham Notch)

History of The White Mountains --- Set 06 (Kinsman Notch)

Roses --- Our Wild Roses

Set 1 of Wild Roses ---
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Set 2 of Wild Roses ---


More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories ---
Over 70 Historical Photographs ---

Blogs of White Mountain Hikers (many great photographs) ---

Especially note the archive of John Compton's blogs at the bottom of the page at

AMC White Mountain Guide:  Hiking Trails in the White Mountain National Forest ---

Find Hiking Trails ---

Seven Mile Ford Farm (Wes Lavin) ---

Photographs of Vergennes (Oldest Village in Vermont)

Historic Barn Etchings Tell Tale of Hard-Working Children --- Click Here

Historic Barn Etchings Tell Tale of Hard-Working Children --- Click Here


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 ---

Bob Jensen's Blogs ---
Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks ---
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits ---
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates ---
Bob Jensen's past presentations and lectures ---   


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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