This is a picture of Walden Pond, near Concord, Massachusetts. The pond may be most well known as the inspiration for the author and philospoher Henry David Thoreau's book Walden. It was here that Thoreau spent two years in a simple cabin, where he sought self-reliance and simplicity, and wrote about his experiences. Being at the pond and seeing the replica of his house made me eager to read his book. A little simplicity in life sounds like a good thing these days!