Walden Pond, Concord, Massachusetts. This was one of the ponds by Thoreau’s house. The actual pond is much larger.
I look at that and I can imagine the birds singing 🙂
Thanks! The squirrels are quite loud as well.
I want to read Walden soon. I did start it once but something distracted me and I forgot all abou it.
When I visited I was so inspired I bought a copy of Walden. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m hoping to at some point this year.
The pond looks very beautiful, very clear, peaceful.
The water was pretty clear. In the main pond there were swimmers and people fishing. I don’t know if I would be swimming in Walden Pond in May–chilly. But they had wet suits on.
wonderful shot TBM, great mirror effect! Nice!
Gorgeous. THAT is what I am talking about. What a super photo. It is truly a tranquil setting. We used to visit there when we lived out east. No wonder he was such a wonderful writer with a setting like that.
Thanks Kate. The place is truly inspirational! And so many great writers lived in Concord: Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thoreau, Emerson…to name a few.
Gorgeous! That is where I’d love to be sitting right now, reading the second half of Foundation.
I can picture you doing just that Carl!
I used to go swimming here when I was growing up in Lexington!
That’s pretty cool. What a great place to grow up! History and beautiful scenery!
Great shot, love the reflection! 🙂
what abeautiful shot – I am finally pushed to delve some more in to some of the American greats…
Thanks Jo. I haven’t read Walden yet, but it is on the list. When I visited the pond I really wanted to read the work. Maybe I should go back to find the inspiration again.
Ok, I have a reallly bad headache today, so my eyes aren’t working too good. Is that a reflection of the dead tree or is it actually hanging out over the water like that? If the latter, that would be a great place to do flips from!! 🙂
I’m so sorry to hear about your headache. I hope it goes away soon! If I remember correctly, that was a dead tree. This pond isn’t that deep, but the actual Walden Pond is 102 feet deep. You can do flips and not worry about hitting the bottom.
Thanks for your concern. I appreciate it! The bigger pond sounds like my idea of fun. I remember doing stuff like that when I was a kid – you know, back in the good old days 🙂
Ah yes the good old days…I still remember them
Wonderful shot – looks very peaceful!
It is a peaceful place.
Has an eerie feel to it, while being tranquil…
Very much so…I wouldn’t want to be alone out in those woods.
I can totally connect with this photo. I went to Walden Pond a few years ago and found it so inspiring. I got to stand where Thoreau’s house was and gaze at the water. I bet the view was almost unchanged from when he lived there 150 years ago.
In fact the photos in the header of my blog are of Walden Pond.
I was amazed by how small his house was. I wonder how different it was during his time. I remember seeing train tracks at one end of the pond and a small highway at the other end. That made me sad. But like you said, the view from his house of the pond doesn’t seem altered much…just the surrounding area.
Looks scary but interesting.
🙂 It would make a good spot for a scary story.
What a lovely, peaceful place and a great shot.
Thanks Nigel! I really enjoyed seeing it.
I just love, love, love photo’s taken in the woods! no matter where…I always feel like it’s where I belong… beautiful beautiful
Thanks Deslily! I also love the woods. I have so many wonderful memories of hiking through the woods. I always feel at peace.
Beautiful reflection… fascinating me… Thank you dear TBM, with my love, nia
Thanks Nia. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
What a serene slice of life to share! Well done.
I would love to live there!
As if this place has never been touched before. Great photo. 🙂
Thanks! I wish more places were untouched in today’s world.
How beautiful – I wonder how many people have walked (or wanted to walk) out on that log?!
I’m sure a few have attempted it at least. No one did while I was there though.
The water looks like a huge mirror – fantastic! 🙂
Thanks. That is one of the things that prompted this photo.
Truly enchanting. I must have been a dryad in a past life.
This would have been a good spot for you to have lived.
It looks very tranquil and green.
I loved how green it was. We had a lot of snow and rain last year and this was one of the benefits!
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