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Not Walden, but still a pond

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Bluebells Flowering 3939

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Thoreau lived in a cabin at Walden Pond for two years, two months, and two days. On August 8th of this year I spent less than two hours at the small pond adjacent to Naruna Way in northeast Austin, and barely had I arrived when I encountered a woman from Kyrgyzstan, the first person from that country I’d ever met. (Have you ever met anyone from there? I’ll bet not, and I’ll bet Thoreau never did, either.) I asked the woman about the Kyrgyz language, but she spoke Russian, and not much English.

Anyhow, I came away from my slow circumambulation of the pond with enough photographs for me to entertain you for the next several posts. This first one shows that although I thought my bluebell days were over for this year, I was wrong. Feast your eyes on these flowering Eustoma exaltatum. To take the picture I had to hunch over and put my eyes practically on the ground

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 3, 2013 at 6:17 AM

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