Aroostook Photos – 9/18/2019

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Ice in the water dishes this morning. Northern Maine had temps in the 20s last night in some of the colder spots.

Photo Credit: Brian Philbrook
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Leaves turning in Presque Isle yesterday
Photo Credit: Lee Cheek
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Bright reds in the Caribou area
Photo Credit: Anna Lightbown
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Traveling on Willard Road in Caswell this morning, the colors were so beautiful.
Photo Credit: Anna Lightbown
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Madawaska Stream
Photo Credit: Amanda Sherman
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Peeking through the branches
Photo Credit: Stephen Cyr
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Early a.m. in Bridgewater
Photo Credit: Daryl Friedman
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Sunset on the Aroostook River
Photo Credit: Amanda Sherman
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The Full Harvest Moon rises behind the Hampton Inn in Presque Isle last Friday evening
 
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Aroostook Photos – 9/6/2019

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Katahdin sunset from the scenic turnout on I95
Photo Credit: Adam Farnsworth
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Amish cutting the grain , and bundling it into a bunch, tied with a twine is called sheaves. Then the sheave bundles are placed by hand in a pyramid style called Stooks, or Shocks , as well as a few other names depending on what area you are from, for drying.
A week or so later depending on the weather, the piles are gathered up and taken into the barn for trashing of the grain, sometimes thrashed outside.
Photo Credit: Lovena West
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Today’s sunrise on Portage Lake
Photo Credit: Stephen Cyr
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The Potato Harvest has begun in Aroostook County at Leavitt Farms
Photo Credit: Mike Fitzherbert

Aroostook Photos – 9/2/2019

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Sunset on the Madawaska River in Connor
Photo Credit: Devon Cote
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Rainbow at the Aroostook Valley Country Club in Fort Fairfield
Photo Credit: Lonney Steeves
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Blazing Milky Way in Island Falls
Photo Credit: ‎Adam Farnsworth
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Sunflower Sunset in Mapleton
Photo Credit: Vonda Lavway
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Northern Light Show in Limestone
Photo Credit: Bespoke Photographer
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Aroostook County Harvest
For many years in Aroostook County, school would recess in the Fall and kids would spend long hard days working in the potato fields. Pick up potatoes, fill a basket, dump the basket in a barrel and repeat. When the barrel was full you earned $0.25. Repeat until sunset or longer. Many kids would use the money to buy school clothes or other necessities. Were you part of this tradition?
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Northern Light over Portage Lake
Photo Credit: Stephen Cyr
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Today’s Sunrise behind Mars Hill Mt.
Photo Credit: Amanda Sherman

Northern Lights May be Visible This Weekend over Maine

Northern Lights dance over the PT Farms barn on US Rt. 1 in Presque Isle in June 2015

The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights may be visible in parts of Maine this weekend, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Assuming a cloud-free night, the atmospheric phenomenon may be visible along the northern border of the U.S. from Washington to Maine on Saturday and Sunday. The peak is expected on Sunday with 6kp possible, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.

Northern Lights are the result of electrons colliding with the Earth’s atmosphere, propelling the atoms to higher energy states. When they fall back to lower states, the energy is released in the form of light, similar to the way a neon light works, according to the NOAA. The storm aligns with the new moon, making for a darker night sky and better viewing conditions.

Check out this aurora map from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute to see if you are in for some northern lights viewing this weekend!

Hot Air Ballons and Stunning Sunsets

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Tranquility at Portage Lake
Photo Credit: Pam Martin

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On the evening of August 26, Aroostook County experience one of the most beautiful sunsets in recent memory. Taken in Presque Isle
Photo Credit: Rebecca Bowers
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Another sunset shot from August 26 on Flat.Mt St. Agatha
Photo Credit: Kristal Larrabee
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Leaves are starting to turn in the St. John Valley.
Photo Credit: Chris Michaud
A beautiful tribute video to the Crown of Maine Balloon Festival by The Timber Cross
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Fire on the water at Long Lake
Photo Credit: Lisa Arnoldy
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A B-52 from Minot AFB performed a couple passes over the runway at the recent Loring Open House. The original flyby was cancelled due to an in-flight emergency with the aircraft but we are told they landed safely. Our Maine Senators helped get the Air Force to schedule another fly over the next day!
Photo Credit: Jeremy Dugal
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A balloon from the Crown of Maine Balloon Festival sinks into the fog at the Aroostook River last Sunday morning.
Photo Credit: Loretta Schmitz-Coty
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Sunday morning mass ascension at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds
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A powered-parachute flys by and hot air balloon on Saturday night on the Higgins Rd. in Presque Isle
A parade of loons on a local lake
Video Credit: Joanne Long
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Blue Sky and Water in Washburn, Maine
Photo Credit: Jon Cole
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Moose in the fog at the Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge in Limestone
Photo Credit: Sharon Wallace
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Sunflowers in Mapleton
Photo credit: Nan Greindl
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Sunflowers in Mapleton
Photo credit: Nan Greindl

Aroostook Photos – 8/21/2019

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Sunrise at Portage Lake
Photo Credit: Stephen Cyr

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Early dawn on the Saint John River
Photo Credit: Chris Michaud
Spellbound Spirit II about to touch the Aroostook River this morning
Photo Credit: Loretta Schmitz-Coty
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A peaceful scene at Merritt Brook in Presque Isle
Photo Credit: Amanda Sherman
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Hot Air Balloon hanging behind Wilder’s Jewelry Store in Presque Isle early Tuesday morning. Many COMBF pilots come to the area early and fly before the official start of the balloon festival
Photo Credit: Aron
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A couple moose relaxing in a field on the West Chapman road.
Photo Credit: Eric Huoppi
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A rainbow hangs over the Aroostook House of Comfort in Presque Isle Monday evening

Aroostook Photos

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Wildfire Sunrise on Portage Lake today
Photo Credit: Stephen Cyr
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Fog burning off of Long Lake today at sunrise
Photo Credit: Richard Marston
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Last night’s Full Sturgeon Moon
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Aroostook River Reflections
Photo Credit: Amanda Sherman
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Caribou Sunset
Photo Credit: Emily Knowles
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Canada Geese at Sunrise in Josephine Reservoir – Easton
Photo Credit: Earlene Dyer Lawrence
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Wildfire Sunrise on Portage Lake
Photo Credit: Stephen Cyr

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Aroostook County Maine Photos – 8/13/2019

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Today’s foggy sunrise in Aroostook County
Photo Credit: Anna Lightbown
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A golden sunset on Long Lake – St. David
Photo Credit: Lisa Arnoldy
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The “Million Dollar View” in Weston
Photo Credit: Amanda Sherman
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Cotton Candy Sky & Moon in Island Falls
Photo Credit: Jean Townsend
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New Potatoes being dug and ready for sale at Carter’s Market in Caribou
Photo Credit: Carter’s Market
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Meduxnekeag River, Houlton Maine
Photo Credit: Amanda Sherman
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Making the world’s largest Ploye (pancake) during Fort Kent’s 150th anniversary celebration
Photo Credit: Patti Dzienis
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Crown of Maine Photos – 8/10/2019

Leaves are starting to change a bit. Oxbow, Maine
Photo Credit: Cold Woods Homestead
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Sunset on the Aroostook River in Presque Isle
Photo Credit: Amanda Sherman
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Recent pics from hikers who trekked in to the Lost Locomotives of the Allagash between Eagle and Chamberlain lakes
Photo credit: Dylan Tranchemontagne
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Sunset in Grand Isle/Lille
Photo Credit: Janet Cyr
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The sun rises over Long Lake in St. Agatha
photo credit: Richard Marston
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Sunset on the Presque Isle Stream
Photo Credit: Amanda Sherman
Early morning in Caribou
Photo Credit: Anna Lightbown
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Pink Potato Blossoms
Photo Credit: Kelly McCallum
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An early morning cup of coffee in the fog at Van Buren Cove – Long Lake
Photo Credit: Austin Levesque

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