Talk of mysteries! — Think of our life in nature, — daily to be shown matter, to come in contact with it, — rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks! The solid earth! the actual world! the common sense! Contact! Contact! Who are we? where are we?
Henry David Thoreau - Maine Woods-Ktaadn (1868)
Coming into contact with a changing nature today - the forest primes itself for the coming snows, the sound of the hunter's gun from a nearby hillside, a cluster of male pheasants, ice melting in the trail but soon not to melt, a dog's bark in the distance, wind gusts blowing from the north, and a late rising sun. Winter is coming. Contact!
|Ice Melt - Mt. House Trail|
|Ring Necked Pheasant - State Bird of S. Dakota - living in Massachusetts!|
|Sunshine Brings Light to the Towers|
|NW Corner and Flag|
|Western Wall - Ground Wire Trench Now Filled|
|Completely Painted Underside of Cab|
|Southern Wall - Door and opening in the roof|
|Southern and Eastern Walls|
|Site of the Test Wall - gone|
|Old Cab ... New Cab|
And a final look over the landscape to the south ... including Worcester ... as the sun mounts the sky on its preset path to the west where it will disappear below the horizon in 8 hr. 15 minutes (4:15 pm).