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October Sunset

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Sunset at Walden Pond is different every time.  Tonight, from my kayak, it looked like a big flame diving down behind the trees. Advertisements

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9/11 at Walden Pond

Note: This post was originally written on April 13, 2012. Military-formation jets screamed overhead today. The flyover was part of the ceremonies for Boston Red Sox Opening Day.  But that sound will always remind me of September 11, 2001. Everyone … Continue reading

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Faith in a Seed

I recently finished reading Faith in a Seed, which collects some of Henry Thoreau‘s late nature writing that was published for the first time in 1993.  The book is composed largely of one of his lesser-known essays, “The Dispersion of Seeds,” … Continue reading

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Yesterday I went to the Pond (Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections)

Walden Pond, photo at sunset. Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

One recent day at Walden Pond I decided to include some people in my viewfinder, and this is what I saw. Continue reading

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Ghost Boat, Part I

Henry David Thoreau secretly studied Biblical Hebrew while he lived in the cabin at Walden Pond. Continue reading

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