Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Song-osity: Walden Pond

Keep the earth below my feet...
Let me learn, from where I have been.

{Below My Feet -- Mumford and Sons}

I finally made it to Walden Pond. Where Henry David Thoreau lived in solitude so many years ago.

A quiet winters day, snow still lingering on the ground, the pond frozen over (I stood on it!). I walked the 2 miles around the pond.

In silence, in solitude. It was a glorious hour alone with my thoughts.

I came upon the site of his original cabin. On a small hill above the pond. I thought how peaceful it must have been to have lived there, to think there, to write there.

A beautiful and peaceful place to spend an afternoon.
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19 thoughts on the matter:

NC Sue said... {Reply}

I can see the allure, but I would probably not do well with prolonged solitude. I'm much too social for that.
Thanks for sharing theses lovely shots at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-walls-of-san-juan.html

Rhonda Albom said... {Reply}

Nice peaceful photos and I am a huge fan of Mumford and Sons.

rebecca haegele said... {Reply}

Beautiful. I have never been - thanks for sharing.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Thank you for sharing. It does look beautiful and peaceful, just as I'd imagined.

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

wow! I remember learning about that in school.

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

So peaceful! You sure have a lot of snow left - ours is mostly gone.

Southern Nana said... {Reply}

Oh, I can totally see the allure and would in all likelihood be in 7th Heaven in a spot like this. So peaceful, the perfect place to allow your imagination to soar and truly connect with one's inner self.

Tom said... {Reply}

I have never been to Walden Pond, thanks for taking me along. Yet another item on my to do list.

Adrienne said... {Reply}

These are just beautiful!! I LOVE that place. We used to spend so much time there in our college/early married days...before there was a beach all the way around or a beach house at the end. We used to walk around to one of the sides, lay out a blanket kind of up in the trees and stay all day...I remember swimming across the pond many times!

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

Love seeing these covered with snow and ice. A day in a cabin in solitude sounds lovely.

alissa apel said... {Reply}

Lovely photos! My husband went to this spot when he went there. We live in Nebraska, and he had to deliver some sculptures to Boston area. That's about the only fun thing he did. He just got a new job here, so it was kind of rush trip. It's too bad because I know he would have loved to stay longer.

Kelleyn Rothaermel said... {Reply}

Love the quote! Driven by this pond so many times and I have no idea why I haven't taken the time to stop!

Chere Mama said... {Reply}

This is one place that is on my all time list to visit. He was a lovely, gentle soul. Your photos make it more inviting still!

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

Beautiful pictures Tamar :) Love to see the snow, we didn't hardly get any this year :(

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

Oh how I would LOVE to go there! And to wander with my camera. Thanks for sharing what's under your feet at Song-ography.

barbara said... {Reply}

Charming and quietly place... The snow is just perfect in a place like this!

Ida said... {Reply}

What a beautiful area. I'm sure the solitude would be nice but sometimes I need to be around people and sometimes I need my own space so I think that living in total solitude would not be my thing. You were brave to walk on the lake even though it was frozen.

CountryMouse said... {Reply}

That looks like an amazing place to visit and so pretty in its winter coat.
I have stacked stones over on my blog too. I wonder if it is the same reasoning behind them.

Anonymous said... {Reply}

I am absolutely jealous! We just finished our unit on the transcendentalists last month. It seems lost on 11th graders. LOL