Snowy Walden Pond

…nature is one and continuous everywhere.

Henry David Thoreau
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers / Walden; Or, Life in the Woods / The Maine Woods / Cape Cod 

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Walden Pond shoreline wall in winter.

Walking at Walden on New Year’s Eve back then felt so right. It is a grounded space, a grounding place that I like to revisit around the start of each new year. Our sudden blizzard this week has preempted this year’s traditional sojourn to Walden physically, but not in spirit. You’re welcome to join me there through some photos.

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Cabin at Walden Pond.

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Snowpilgrim at Walden Pond at sunset.

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Henry David Thoreau contemplating snow in front of his cabin at Walden Pond.

Walden Pond reflection - New Year's Eve.

Walden Pond reflection – New Year’s Eve.


Thanks to Ese for her Weekly Shoot & Quote: Continuous challenge.

Thanks to Ed for the Sunday Stills: White challenge. (Winter white brings forth edge details in a landscape that are otherwise obscured, like the sinuous curve of the stone wall along the shore. It’s unremarkable in summer, but stands in stark relief after the snow.)

Thanks to Ailsa for her Where’s My Backpack: Winter challenge.

Thanks to Dawn for her Lingering Look at Windows challenge. (Surely the windows in the cabin where Thoreau lived for two years must count as worthy windows. After today’s blizzard, thoughts turn to Thoreau in his cabin in such a storm, perhaps a passerby might see his candle or lantern aglow looking in from the outside, and feel warmed.)

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.™

The Tao of Feathers™

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Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau

Posted on January 3, 2014, in Art, Ese's Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge, Lingering Look at Windows, Nature Photography, Photo Essay, Photography, postaday, Skywatch Friday, Sunday Stills, Weekly Travel Themes and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. A favorite place, I’ve been coming here since I was a kid! Wonderful captures all!

    • Thanks for your kind compliment! Those of us who live in Eastern Massachusetts are so fortunate to have a treasure like Walden Pond. It’s marvelous that it hasn’t been Disneyfied.

  2. Really beautiful! Especially the one with the snowman looking at the reflections in the water…

    • I’m so glad you like this post, it was a bit of a stretch for your “continuous” challenge. The snowman on the shore is one of my favorites, too. Many thanks for your kind words.

  3. HiB Love to see the snow and relections

  4. A beautiful set of pictures!

  5. simplify is the way to live today in such a fast paced world..thank you for sharing and taking us back to a place we all need to be:-) we all need to get back to the basics:-)

  6. A beautiful series of photos! The last one is my favorite! 🙂

  7. All windows are worthy windows. Lovely post.

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