Pilgrim at Walden Pond
I weathered some merry snow-storms, and spent some cheerful winter evenings by my fireside, while the snow whirled wildly without, and even the hooting of the owl was hushed… For human society I was obliged to conjure up the former occupants of these woods.
Did Henry David Thoreau also conjure up a snowman for company at Walden Pond when in a whimsical mood one day?
Perhaps, perhaps not, but someone did.
It was sublime that day, wandering the pond’s shoreline in solitude, totally alone except for the lone snow pilgrim that had settled on the snow-covered beach. And of course the statue of Henry David in front of his cabin.
This week Michelle W. has asked us to show “one.” The solitary snowman on the shore at Walden that day was striking. It had melted somewhat and seemed to have taken on a more sentient posture, perhaps as though in meditation. Or maybe I’m mistaken and it never was stacked like a classical snowman at all, perhaps it always was in this pose, gazing out over the waters, thinking mysterious things?
Thanks to Michelle W and WordPress for the Weekly Photo Challenge: One prompt.
Thanks to Ailsa for her Weekly Travel Theme: Still prompt. (The snowpilgrim sat perfectly still like that for hours. I believe she was meditating. What better place to be that day than Walden Pond!)
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.
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