I drive to North Adams from Florence, Massachusetts at least once a week. I nearly always take Route 9, west to Windsor, make a right on Route 8A, then a left four miles later on Route 116. Several miles west on 116, I make a right on Stewart White Road, which crosses through the Gulf Farm and affords a breathtaking view of Mt. Greylock. For a quarter-mile, it’s a dirt road. I call it the cowpath. Many of my favorite photos have been taken from here, or from the bottom of this road where one can spot an amazing single tree on a hill.
Just after I turn north on Route 8A from Route 9 in Windsor, Massachusetts, I encounter this lovely field by the side of the road. There’s a dirt road that slopes up steeply, its unseen destination over the hill always tempting. That field is the subject of next six photos, except the first one, which was taken on Cemetery Road, which is just a few hundred feet away.