Ice Jewels at North Bridge, Concord MA
Ice Jewels at North Bridge, Concord MA

Priceless gems formed from river water, cold nights, and the rise and fall of the Concord River. I found them attached to the supports of Concord’s Old North Bridge on January 17, 2019 and photographed them with my little point-and-shoot camera.

These precious jewels existed for a few days, and then were gone forever, but you can appreciate them here.

Minutemen march over Old North Bridge on Patriots Day
Minutemen march over Old North Bridge on Patriots Day

Concord’s eventful history includes the first victory of the American War of Independence, the 19th-century flowering of purely American literature and philosophy, and the birth of ecology at Walden Pond.

Here are highlights from this American story that began in 1635.

Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)
Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)

Concord boasted natural beauty before Henry David Thoreau immortalized it at Walden Pond. Here are some glimpses of what awaits you when you walk Concord’s miles of trails and circumambulate Walden Pond.

Redcoats question Ms Barrett on Patriots Day
Redcoats question Ms Barrett on Patriots Day

The 15,000+ Concordians love their town and all it has to offer.

Here’s a glimpse of Concordians at home.

Visitor to Walden Pond in winter
A visitor to Walden in winter

Concord’s Walden Pond State Reservation is most popular in the warm months when you can circumambulate the pond, wander in the forests, take the sun on the sandy beach, submerge in the water, or fish from the shore or a boat.

But winter at Walden has beauties all its own. Here’s what you’ll find if you pull on your sturdy boots and venture to Concord’s most famous body of water.