Thursday, July 09, 2009

Looking at the Sky on Friday



This is Tisha's meme.

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Walden Pond (2007)

Walden Pond is a 102-foot (31 m) deep pond. It is 61 acres (250,000 m2) in area and 1.7 miles (2.7 km) around, located in Concord, Massachusetts, in the United States. A famous example of a kettle hole, it was formed by retreating glaciers 10,000 - 12,000 years ago.

The writer, transcendentalist, and philosopher Henry David Thoreau lived on the shores of the pond for two years starting in the summer of 1845.



“I considered that I enhanced the value of the land by squatting on it.” - Henry D. Thoreau

"Life at Walden was not without its incidences. Thoreau occasionally harbored fugitive slaves, and once held a meeting for the Concord Women’s Anti-slavery Society, as he indirectly mentions in Walden having once housed twenty-five to thirty people under his roof." - Michael J. Frederick

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18 comments:

Thom said...

Beautiful shot

Rinkly Rimes said...

For some reason, as a non-American I've actually heard of Waldon Pond. I think it must have been in my High School Days. Still, it was there a long time before that!

Photo Cache said...

Teach Mary, could you stop by my entry for skywatch today and see if you can tell me what the building is on my picture? I took it somewhere in Central Park west.

Thanks.

Oh this is Walden Pond. Is it open for visitors?

Ralph said...

A glacier lake or pond seems to have the crystal clear water, the water being sky blue due to the sky above. This looks peaceful, and nicely so, just mere miles from the hub on Boston harbor. A still lake under a beautiful sky is a natural portrait...

Anna said...

I've heard of that pond - never thought I'd see it. Thanks for sharing.

Stacie said...

Looks very peaceful!

Looking @ The Sky on Friday said...

It is a beautiful pond and those blue skies above it match it well. The beauty is never ending! Thanks for playing along, Mary. Have a great weekend.

-Tisha

magiceye said...

lovely!

Cathy said...

i was an english major in college, so this is so cool to see a photo of Walden pond!

Janet said...

what a beautiful pond and the blue sky. happy weekend.

Lisa said...

Oh, wow! THE Walden's Pond? I'm suddenly back in 11th grade English class! And I LOVED 11th grade English class. &:O) Beautiful photo!

Tulip said...

love to swim in the pond with a beautiful sunny sky.

Sherrie said...

Hi Mary,
Great shot! Thanks for all the info on Walden Pond. Always wondered about that. Have a great day!

Sherrie
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2009/07/looking-at-sky-on-friday.html

Daryl said...

Lovely and timeless ..

Gattina said...

Invites to go in for a swim !

Mary said...

Lovely shot. The word placid comes to mind as I look at it.

Patti said...

Lovely photo of the sky and Walden Pond. Thanks for the bit of history to go along with it.

Happy Friday, Mary!

boliyou said...

Great shot! I'll have to visit Walden Pond one of these days, as well as Concord.

I tagged you for a blog award. :)