Pilgrimage: Walden Pond

Such is a pilgrimage to Walden… in which we take time to note the formation of clouds, marvel at the patterns of sunlight, witness the subtleties of color and contrast, adjust our depth perception, consider the craft of balance, imagine the space of simplicity, find inspiration… and love.   Thanks Melissa and Jon for a wonderful day! Photos ©2015, […]

*Butterfly Sitting Softly

Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder. — Henry David Thoreau • • • Photo ©2011, Jen Payne, butterfly at Walden Pond. Butterfly enthusiasts: is this Polygonia interrogationis […]


(On July 4, 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved into his cabin on the shore of Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. One hundred and sixty-six years later, we embarked on a day trip.) Walden Pond was lovely, though a meditative pilgrimage to Thoreau’s place of inspiration better suited for the solitude of colder months and not […]