At Walden Pond

At Walden Pond

The colours of the trees are vibrant in the strong sunlight, set off against a deep blue sky on a clear October day.  Walden Pond is where Henry David Thoreau built a cabin in the woods ‘by his own hand’ in order to get closer to nature.  The site he chose is a flat spot in a dip just above the pond, sheltered on three sides by slightly higher land.  The site is marked with a set of granite pillars indicating the outline of the cabin, and through the trees you can get a view of the water. The peace