On Walden Pond
I have my horizon bounded by woods all to myself; a distant view of the railroad where it touches the pond on the one hand, and of the fence which skirts the woodland road on the other. But for the most part it is as solitary where I live as on the prairies. It is as much Asia or Africa as New England. I have, as it were, my own sun and moon and stars, and a little world all to myself.
Henry David Thoreau
It was sublimely peaceful that New Year’s Eve at Walden Pond. I was alone save for a sculpted snowman watching over the shore.
The snowman and, of course, the statue of Henry David Thoreau next to his small cabin.
Someone earlier had placed a carved piece of snow in his hand, and it was amusing to see Thoreau staring at it intently, as if contemplating snow.
The setting sun cast wintry golden light through the trees on the far shore, reflecting the sky and horizon on the softly frozen water.
This week, Sara Rosso has asked for our perspectives on horizons. This photo of the Walden Pond horizon reflected on ice at sunset is my favorite horizon photo (even though there are no great blue herons about).
Thanks to Sara Rosso and WordPress for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon prompt.
Thanks also to Sue for the Word a Week Challenge: Favorite.
Thanks to the kind folks at Skywatch Friday.
A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.
Five Crows is on FaceBook. To give the gallery a visit, please click here.
Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.
(This photo was taken December 31, 2004)
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Posted on October 25, 2013, in A Word A Week Photo Challenge, Art, daily prompt, Inspiration, Nature Photography, Photography, postaday, Skywatch Friday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged postaday, Thoreau, Walden. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.