Of the 10 Best Places to live in Massachusetts…

carlisle-ma-barn.JPG Well, you may already guess I believe Concord and Carlisle to be in the top two. Now this is entirely my subjective opinion, however, on days like today I cannot think of a more ideal spot to live than this corner of New England. When I started the blog, my assumption was sooner than later I would run out compelling images. To my surprise, rather than experiencing a dirth of creative inspiration, I find the more I photograph, the more I am motivated to look around the next bend and capture further evidence of the beauty of Concord and Carlisle, Massachusetts.

The photo displayed was taken today. It is as close to perfection as New Englander’s can achieve with our volatile weather patterns…the reward for a rather soggy fall to date. This barn sits approximately one-quarter mile outside Carlisle Center on an unbelievably picturesque road. To me, it contains all the elements of classic New England; sloping landscape, winding narrow roadway, lush greenery and a crisp red barn offset by a white post and beam fence. I would describe this as a Barn in its idealized state. It does not reveal the rough-hewn edges of an actual working farm. It is authentic in nature but picturesque in the extreme, due the loving renovation of its current owners.