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Tuesday 207: Two Thin Blades

painting by Jessica Ives 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 +++ 207 Paintings post everyish […]

For A Brief Period In January…

photos and text by Polly Saltonstall For a brief period in January, the ice on Megunticook Lake was skateable. Like moths drawn to a flame, ice lovers converged on the sunlit expanse, in ice boats, on skates and even on wheels. John and I and the dogs skated from one end to the other revelllng […]

Black Ice

text and photos by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbor’s editor Polly Saltonstall Every so often the stars align to create perfect black ice strong enough for skating — several days of below freezing temperatures, not too much wind (it can create ridges) and no snow. It only happens once every few winters and never lasts long, maybe one […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen “Next goal ties.” It’s how they always end a good game of hockey on this pond. *** Every Tuesday The Maine will post a new painting by Jessica Stammen. These small works, all 4 x 4 inches on cradled birchwood panels, will be concurrently listed for auction on dailypaintworks.com, a fantastic platform designed by […]

the pines in the wind want to sing your name

short film shot, directed, and cut by David Wright the pines in the wind want to sing your name from David Wright on Vimeo. A young woman walks through the woods and finds a frozen landscape all to herself. /// Music: Fall On Your Sword fallonyoursword.com /// Equipment: Canon 5D Mark II Canon 24mm Canon […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen Jamie Skates After His Son // oil on panel // 4 x 4 // 2013 Every Tuesday The Maine will post a new painting by Jessica Stammen. These small works, all 4 x 4 or 5 x 5 inches on cradled birchwood panels, will be concurrently listed for auction on dailypaintworks.com, a fantastic […]

Advent, Day 13: In Search Of Snow

Dear readers, Join The Maine for an adventure a day, each day of this advent season — big or small, by land or sea, with friends or solo, in image or word, exuberant or contemplative, real or conceptual. We live in a state of wonder, its wide open spaces anticipating our hope and joy. Last winter team Stammen […]

In Search Of Snow

photographs by Jessica, Gregory and Tom Stammen No snow to shovel. No ice to skate. Tap-tap, crack! Crunch-crunch!  No snow to make snowshoe tracks. ~ I dream of winter zipping, whipping down the hill me, my sled and I. haiku by Gregory Stammen

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