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

Tag: megunticook

Dodging Swallowtails

haiku and text by Kristen Lindquist Route 52 was a corridor of butterflies today–all along Megunticook Lake, swallowtails rose up before my car, then fluttered away in my wake. My car felt like a large, unwieldy instrument of destruction around such fragile bits of life. Between lake, mountain I try to dodge butterflies in my […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen About this painting: Memorial Day Weekend 2013 was a wash out in Maine. In years past it has marked the time when  cabins on Megunticook Lake are aired out after the long winter; docks go in the water, grills are fired up, and a few hardy water skiers might even don wetsuits […]

Transition

photographs by Jamie Bloomquist

A Sunday Swim

paintings and text by Jessica Stammen I have a Sunday habit like a swimmer who always returns to shore. I was raised Catholic. Habits die hard. My particular habit became more catholic in college when I enrolled in a World Religions course and when I wound up in the student group at an Episcopal church […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen About this painting: Every year I organize a group of friends — a few swimmers, a few paddlers — and we start off at the north end of Norton’s Pond for a six mile swim through The Narrows and along the length of Megunticook Lake. Last year the morning of our adventure […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen About this painting: Exactly a year and one day ago today, thermometers topped out at 76 degrees and a friend and I went for a dazed and ecstatic mid-March swim in Megunticook Lake. Unheard of, clearly; just look out the window right now. A major snowstorm bears down on us today, […]

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 […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen Ice Boat, Megunticook Lake // 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 […]

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