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

Tag: morning


text by Jonathan Ives I smiled, quietly closing the front door behind me with the excitement and nervousness of a young teenager sneaking out of the house after curfew. The cold of the early morning air felt like glass in my nostrils but my body was warm from the extra layer of long underwear I […]

Misty Lake Mornings

Good Morning!

photograph by Tom Stammen

“Damn it…NOT before breakfast.”

photograph by John Ames The lament of a photographer’s wife.

African Night Train

photo, text, and coffee by Dan Dishner Good Morning to you all from the Coast of Maine. I can’t believe how fast the month of September goes. Coffee of the Day is African Night Train, a dark roast with beans from Ethiopia, Burundi, and one other African country and a small portion of medium roasted beans […]

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 […]

The Herd

ironmantra by Shannon Thompson We were rolling by 5 this morning, the light coming up just enough to brush the world with color, the air crisp and full of birdsong. There was little traffic on the roads, only a handful of builders in their pickups headed to early jobs, offering us a rare chance to talk a […]

Sunrise Service

text and photograph by Jonathan Ives I felt more than confused when my alarm went off at 5 a.m on a Sunday. It was still dark outside as I turned my phone off, rolled over, and got ready to sleep a few more hours. One last review before I slid back into a deep sleep […]

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