By: Ronda Snyder
With all of the negativity, stress and strife going on in the lives of Americans and Mainers, it’s always good for the soul to take a few moments to view the serenity of the beauty that surrounds us every day in our great State of Maine.
Last week, we reached out to our readers and asked them to provide us with their photos of the beauty of Maine. From Portland to Washington County and everywhere in between, our readers didn’t disappoint. Let these photos serve as a reminder to stop and be present in the moment and let our wonders of nature give you moments of peace and calm in this topsy turvy world.
An aerial view of Portland by Diana Albanese.
The blueberry barrens in Deblois, Washington County by Bertha Caler (first photo) are a stark contrast to the blueberry farm in Limington in a photo by Diana Albanese (second photo).
The mountains, waterfalls and even roadways in Maine are stunning any time of year.
Photo by Paul Trommer
Tumbledown Mountain by Collette Boynton-Archer
South Turner Mountain
looking at Katahdin by Meg Nisbett
Rangeley by Jody DesRosier Newman
Back roads at Sunday River
by Jeremy Barker
Fields in Sidney after a downpour by Ronda Snyder
Hidden gems can be found throughout Maine.
Wheeler’s Mine – West Bethel by Jeremy Barker
There are over 6,000 lakes and ponds in the state of Maine.
First Road Pond in Moosehead area by Lisa Datsis
Height of Land
by Corey Bussiere
Robinson’s Cottages in Dennysville by Angela Clifford
Lily Pond by Jeff Howe
Thomas Pond in Casco by Gretchen Amy
The coast of Maine is an obvious place to view the beauty Maine has to offer.
Double rainbow on the coast by Stacylee Morris
by Jeffrey Judkins
Lisa Babb has taken some incredible photos of both yearling and adult bald eagles.
Finally, the inspiring sunrises and magnificent and fiery sunsets in Maine bring a sense of calm
Cape Porpoise Sunrise by Elizabeth Adams Jordan
Photo by Shawn Alley
Cobboseeconte Lake by Ryan Masse
Messalonskee Lake by Ronda Snyder
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