Winter Coast

life_in_maine_winter_coastBy December in Maine, summer seems like a distant memory. This year we are still waiting for significant snow that will last longer than a morning. Everything is quiet.

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Dusk at Pemaquid Point

life_in_maine_pemaquid_duskThe metamorphic rock at Pemaquid Point slowly being eroded into the Gulf of Maine. Before it was turned to gneiss underground 400 million years ago, it was itself a product of erosion as sedimentary rock. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Horizon

life_in_maine_horizonsThe clarity of the atmosphere in the winter is striking. The horizon, that line dividing the sky from the water, is like a knife edge—a demarcation of our world. There is a magnetism to that unknown over the horizon. Yet, the unknown below the surface of the water ties us to the land. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Earth and Sky

life_in_maine_earth_skyMaine coast is mystical in the late summer. The warm ocean and cool air create fluid, unpredictable atmospheric events. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Where the Land meets the Sea, part 5

maine_coast_pemaquid_point_moonlight2On a moonlit night at Pemaquid Point, two figures look out to sea. A soft wind presses against their bodies. The rhythm of breaking waves fills the air. “I would love to spend the rest of my life searching for beauty,” whispers the woman to the man.

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Where the Land meets the Sea, part 4

maine_coast_pemaquid_point_after_sunsetWe imagine the end of the day along the coast having the fiery reds of a sunset. But water, whether liquid or vapor, is a conjuror of color. When the sun is blocked at the horizon, color transmutes into something magical. Click on the image for a larger view.

Winter Ocean at Pemaquid Point

pemaquid_winter_swellsWith temperatures climbing above freezing and a rare sunny day, Naomi and I went to Pemaquid Point this weekend. While the weather was mild, the ocean swells were dynamic. Monhegan Island can be seen on the horizon. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Sky, Sea, and Land, Part 1

life_in_maine_sky_sea_landNaomi and I went out to Pemaquid Point on late on Sunday to watch the storm swells. While the place is always the same—the land sliding into the water which stretches out until it meets the sky at the horizon—it is always hypnotic.