A Walk toward Walden

Walden is blue at one time and green at another, even from the same point of view. Lying between the earth and the heavens, it partakes of the color of both. Thoreau, “The Ponds,” Walden

A quick trip to Concord on September 17th offered too a free hour and a half, which was enough: drive to the Sudbury Road parking and leave by trail up Bear Garden Hill – this is the long, or crosslots approach to Walden’ s west shore, and, when I have time, it’s my favored way there. Here, then, for those of you who are at distance, are some photos from that walk, which, after reaching the pond, worked its way down to the Sudbury River at Fairhaven Bay, and then looped back along the river.

Trail through the oak and pine forest of Beargarden.

Trail through the oak and pine forest of Bear Garden.

 

Looking from the west shore to the east

Looking from the west shore to the east

 

 

 

The colors Thoreau so loved persist, though the water table is low and the pond looks hard used.

The colors Thoreau so loved persist, though the water table is low and the pond looks hard used.

 

Across the water to Thoreau's Cove.

Across the water to Thoreau’s Cove.

 

Direction.

Direction.

 

Along that way.

Along that way.

 

Fairhaven Bay and the turn for home. (Note the low water level on the river too.)

Fairhaven Bay and the turn for home. (Note the low water level on the river too.)

All that was missing form this walk was immersion, but dripping in my next appointment seemed a dampness too far. Next time.

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