Sunday, May 16, 2010

MA History 101: Walden Pond

Saturday was a gloriously warm spring day, so Ty and I ventured north to Concord, MA. Figured two years too long for his first history lesson. Our first stop was Walden Pond. As both of us are interested in literature, this seemed an appropriate jumping off point in his introduction to MA History 101.

Walden Pond is now a series of contained walks through the woods to alleviate erosion, pollution and progress's footprint on this fragile ecosystem.

The replica of his lodging was quite spartan, a one-room 6x8 abode with a bed, desk and fireplace. It's no wonder he communed with nature! The pond is considered a 'kettle hole' in that there are no fresh water feeders to it and no outlets from it. In the summer, it is a popular swimming destination for the local people in the area.

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn. ~ Henry David Thoreau


Annie said...

Very cool. I don't think I've ever actually seen a photo of Walden Pond. I need to re-read the book someday!

Trekcapri said...

Hi Flygirl, great photos. Walden Pond is very beautiful. What a lovely place to enjoy a warm spring day. I also love his quote.

Thanks so much for sharing and hope you have a wonderful week.

girasoli said...

I can't believe I have never been there. Loved the photos.