From a spot overlooking Walden Pond. — Concord, Massachusetts.

 “It is a soothing employment, on one of those fine days in the fall when all the warmth of the sun is fully appreciated, to sit on a stump on such a height as this, overlooking the pond, and study the dimpling circles which are incessantly inscribed on its otherwise invisible surface amid the reflected skies and trees.”

Henry David Thoreau
Walden, 1854