designed and sent by Margaret Rizzio
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.
April 23, 2015
Photographer Jim Dugan really does run the gamut of Maine, from pretty waterfalls to, well, just take a look. These are the roller-derby ladies of Rock Coast Rollers raising funds in their annual Milli Vanilli Lip Sync Contest at Trackside Station in Rockland. The music was all over the map but humming “Proud Mary” from Ike and Tina Turner might help with atmosphere.
Published: April 23, 2015
April 22, 2015
Jim Dugan first photographed this waterfall on Mt. Desert Island over 20 years ago. He’s never seen it roaring as it did this spring.
Published: April 22, 2015
April 21, 2015
photographs by Brian Willson
Pussy willow blooms, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 April 2015.
painting by Jessica Ives
From the Orvis Guide to Family Friendly Fishing, by Tom Rosenbauer:
The first family fishing trip should be a short one. It should be timed carefully to coincide with the very best time of the year for panfish, small bass, or juvenile saltwater species because your goal is for every one to catch a fish. If possible, I’d advise you to take only one other person at a time on this first trip…. Too many bodies creates chaos, resulting in a disappointing experience for everyone.
We were not disappointed. Then again, we were not beginners. For the first time in our adult lives my brothers and I were all in a boat — a small canoe — together, fishing. And fish we did. The trip was not short. The day was beyond beautiful. We all caught bass, some of them not small.
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Tuesday 207 paintings are exclusive to The Maine. They depict the land, the light and the people that make this state a state of wonder. Jessica is editor of The Maine and writes occasionally as The Outsider.
poem by Dave Morrison
Note from Dave: Friends, I am being given so much help and care from so many people that it makes me dizzy with gratitude. I offer this poem as small thanks.
What makes me
I am no longer broken to that
Almost the opposite;
burdened with blessings, sick
it is so I can be heard above
it is because you have given me
(Lonely Life of Spies – JukeBooks 2009)