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

Tag: megunticook

Bird Dog Of The Day

photograph by Jamie Bloomquist My sup partner tonight. Looking for loons.

The Long Run

ironmantra by Shannon Thompson This is the big weekend, long bike Saturday followed by long run Sunday. I have a rigorous week to come, but then my taper starts. All the hay is in the barn, as they say. Oh shit, I say. This is as good as I’m going to get. I will have to […]

Early Season Paddling

photograph by Jamie Bloomquist Early season paddling in Maine. Just me and a loon on Megunticook.

Pool’s Open

photograph by Susan Williams

Lake Megunticook Morning

ironmantra by Shannon Thompson My alarm went off at 3:15 this morning. I was dreaming that I was standing on a cliff overlooking a bay full of leaping dolphins, sharks, and an enormous sea creature that revealed itself to be a brontosaurus when it lumbered out of the water. I had been fly fishing for sea trout […]

Tuesday 207

paintings by Jessica Ives Artist’s note: Usually I only post one or two small paintings for the 207 feature. Today…well, today there are seven. Enjoy. ​Polly’s Folly sailing regatta was held on Megunticook Lake last September. A number of vessels, including lasers, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards participated. The light was beautiful; sails and […]

Tuesday 207

paintings by Jessica Stammen About this painting: It’s been six years since my brother has seen Maine in the summertime, six years since his last swim in Megunticook, a lake carved out by receding glaciers so long ago that human impatience can be measured by a blink in comparison. We jump the guardrail where the shore […]

Tuesday 207

paintings by Jessica Stammen About this painting: Like any small business owners in the state of Maine my parents know how short, intense, and important the summer season is for their livelihood. My mom’s store in Camden is a beautiful place — but so is Megunticook Lake, just a two mile drive from town. Even […]

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