The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Pilings, Fog, Wake

photos by Jim Dugan

I take morning walks with my camera. One foggy morning, I shot these pilings for like the thousandth time. And then thought: This will be even better when the sun tries to poke through. So I went and got a bagel and coffee and came back and waited. The sun came out and then I could hear the ferry in the distance. I knew it would stir up the water a bit.

Tuesday 207: Two Thin Blades

painting by Jessica Ives

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There’s always that first step in skating, from dry ground to slick ice, when it just seems impossible. Impossible that two thin blades of metal will support you, impossible that because its molecules have begun to dance a little slower water will hold you up.

– Carol Goodman

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207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine and jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on a 4×4 inch oil on panel painting by making your purchase within the first week of its posting. Instead of $300 pay just $207, a number which just happens to be the Maine state area code.

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.

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A cozy spa night in? Alpaca my bags!

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Tuesday 207: Come Hellgrammite Or High Water

painting by Jessica Ives

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The winter is the hardest time of the year for fly fisherman. Freezing temperatures mean frozen fingers while handling wet line. Since there are no insect hatches, trout feed on bugs like hellgrammites that are always swimming in the deep waters year round. These large black fly patterns can produce fish even in the coldest winter months because, like the die hard fisherman who use them, they are always there.

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207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine and jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on a 4×4 inch oil on panel painting by making your purchase within the first week of its posting. Instead of $300 pay just $207, a number which just happens to be the Maine state area code.

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.

My Quiet House

by Linda Zeigler

In my quiet house
I sit like a gray Tabby cat
curled into myself
on the softest cushion
in the sunniest window
in my favorite room
watching the October sky.
Wind swept clouds
move like a slow motion story
across my mind.
Birds flutter
round the empty feeder
and my lazy heart frets
for their disappointment
but I can’t remember why.
I might never move from this spot
the birds will leave my yard
and it will grow dark
inside my quiet house.
I’ll cover myself with stars
and the wool plaid
draped across the chair
and I’ll wait and wait
for the sun to rise
and the softness of a new morning.

Tuesday 207: Fly Guys

painting by Jessica Ives

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I look into my fly box, and think about all the elements I should consider in choosing the perfect fly: water temperature, what stage of development the bugs are in, what the fish are eating right now. Then I remember what a guide told me: “Ninety percent of what a trout eats is brown and fuzzy and about five-eighths of an inch long.”

– Allison Moir, A Different Angle: Fly Fishing Stories by Women

There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process.

– Paul O’Neil

 

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207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine and jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on any 4×4 inch oil on panel painting by making your purchase within the first week of its posting. Instead of $300 pay just $207, a number which just happens to be the Maine state area code.

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.

Leaf Peeping

photography by Jim Dugan

Rockland photographer Jim Dugan drove north a couple Sundays ago,
chasing peak fall color.

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Hugs. Rugs. Mugs.

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