Part II of Revisiting the Rural Landscape of Carlisle NY

Monday, February 19, 2018

The little town of Carlisle ... all 34.2 square miles of it....proved that I'm not the only person who loves the rural countryside.  With over 700 reads in 24 hours, Carlisle seems to have a fan club.  As promised, in this post I'll share the photos from my recent visit, some identical views of those from 2014, and some new views too.  One thing for certain.... Carlisle is a mecca for photo ops!

As I mentioned in the first part of this two-part photo journal about Carlisle, one of the highlights of our road trip was discovering the buffalo. It's pretty commonplace to see herds of cattle when driving through farm country, heck we've even seen flocks of sheep and goats, horses too....but buffalo? This was a first.  I've got to say, it was pretty cool and we were pretty awe struck at the site of so many just grazing in the open fields and hills of Carlisle.

One of the things I love about winter is being able to see the bare skeletal shape of trees against the sky, comparing the different shapes and directions of the branches as they stretch their reach...sometimes outward, sometimes upward.

Isn't it amazing this tree is still standing?  It looked just like this in 2014 as pictured in Part I of this series.  

Besides taking the same shots at different seasons, I also find it interesting taking the same shot in color and in black and white.  What a difference in mood there reminds me of our own outlook on life.  On days when we're troubled, everything we see seems to look drab and depressing. Life looks grey and hopeless.  While B and W photos can be artistic and interesting, I think color brings them to life.  What do you think?

Hard to choose, right?  At least when the photo is a subject that tugs on your heartstrings like old barns and buildings does mine.  Speaking of old buildings....check out this deserted house.  It may look deserted at first glance but it would seem that some new boarders have taken up residence..

Look at the left side of the porch and you'll see this hanging.

Thank you people of Carlisle for your love of the rural landscape. If your property appeared in either of these posts, leave me a comment and I'd be happy to send you a digital file of your photo.  If you missed Part I of Carlisle, click here:  If you love dirt-road road trips, old barns and the country, check out my Directory under the Destination-NY category. There's also categories for VT, RI, MA and CT as well as Gardens, Shops, Intriguing People, Food for Thought and more. Just click on:  Directory  If  you love trees, especially old, gnarly ones, check out my post, Standing Strong Despite Our Brokenness  If you know of some beautiful countryside I should check out, give me a shout.  We're always looking for new places to visit.  Thanks for reading.  Be sure to share this post with someone you know and come back soon for more Life As I See It.   To subscribe to this blog, click HERE

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