Coastal Maine Winter Potpourri

Coastal Maine Winter Potpourri
Sunset over Penobscot Bay

"Raining" pink splendor down over Penobscot Bay (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

The winter months of December 2010 and January 2011 have come and gone with their fair share of cold, snow and frosty scenes along coastal Maine.

Many wintertime images have already been depicted in some of the “Moments in Maine” features that have appeared in weeks past, but a number of others, though not featured, were not “left out in the cold.”

From sunrise to sunset and snow to coastal Maine traditions, Ann-Marie and I hope you enjoy this random selection of photos from December and January that reveal a slice of coastal Maine.

Southwest Harbor

The majesty of Downeast where breathtaking and a connection to the sea are interwoven in places like Southwest Harbor (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Fresnel lens

A French-made treasure still shines bright at Fort Point Light in Stockton Springs (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Archie Wallace Groceries

A colorful bunch just hanging around (Photo by Ann-Marie Trapani)

Archie Wallace

Stop in for a bite to eat...Archie Wallace Groceries and Provisions in Friendship (Photo by Ann-Marie Trapani)

Rockland City Fish Pier

Stillness as a new day dawns...City of Rockland fish pier (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Fort Point

Winter shows a lack of manners, seemingly sticking its icy "tongue" out for all to see at Fort Point State Park (Photo by Ann-Marie Trapani)

Cape Neddick Light

A magical place...Cape Neddick "Nubble" Light (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Cape Neddick

Regal at all times of the year...Cape Neddick "Nubble" Light (Photo by Ann-Marie Trapani)

Cape Neddick Lobster Pound

Buoys and more buoys...Cape Neddick Lobster Pound (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Seagulls at Cape Neddick

C'mon guys, you didn't save me a seat! (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Penobscot Bay

Lowering the ceiling on Penobscot Bay in style (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Marshall Point Light

Winter's icy grip has frozen the shimmer of elegance at places like Marshall Point Light (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Jameson Point

Distinct lines are drawn where land meets sea (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Lobster buoys

Bearing the scars of service at sea (Photo by Ann-Marie Trapani)

Dawn over Penobscot Bay

A steely dawn breaks over Penobscot Bay (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Lobster crossing

Only in Maine! (Photo by Ann-Marie Trapani)

Drift pattern

Whipping winds carved a dip out of winter's "snow cone" (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Drifts

Frosty evidence that the wind was riding the "waves" of a snow drift (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Rockland Harbor

Placid (Photo by Ann-Marie Trapani)

Low tide

Contrasts (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Picked clean

Picked clean (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Shining light

Piercing wintertime with a gleam of warmth...Bass Harbor Light (Photo by Ann-Marie Trapani)

On ice

Aspirations on ice (Photo by Ann-Marie Trapani)

Friendship Harbor

A wealth of tradition...Friendship Harbor (Photo by Ann-Marie Trapani)

Sunset over Rockland Harbor

The last dance of a day spent...Rockland Harbor (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Color

Colors running before the night (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)