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

Month: February, 2012

Finch In The Driveway

photograph by Brian Willson text and haiku by Kristen Lindquist On the way to the local market I pass a slightly run-down house. There’s often a big dog chained outside; its droppings litter the lawn. The siding, which was not a pretty color to begin with, is worn and faded. Porch railings need mending, and […]


text and haiku by Kristen Lindquist A sparkling day, the river running high and bright out back as the sun relaxes into the west. I ran into some neighbors at the corner market and we shared relief that this has thus far been an “easy” winter, without the constant snow-shoveling of last winter. We both […]

The Snowlessness…

photographs and text by Brian Willson …continues.

A Postcard Home

postcard designed and sent by Margaret Rizzio

Developing An Eye For Color

photographs and text by Jessica Stammen painting reproduction by Sarah Mitchell For the past few winters, during the weeks that are made of the dark cold days between holiday festivities and mud, I have been lucky enough to join a dozen or so eighth graders at the local middle school for a special class exploring […]

The Book I’m Not Reading

text by Lacy Simons It’s a terrible irony: now that I own a bookshop, I have a lot less time to read. At least that was the case in 2011, as I got the business off the ground; I hope that 2012 turns that around. Until that happens, though, I’m going to focus on what I’m not reading: […]

A Pair

photograph by J.P. Fecteau artwork by Jesse Gillespie Untitled 26 mixed materials 10″ x 6″ 2012

Eastern Bluebird

photograph by Brian Willson Eastern Bluebird, Beech Hill, 19 Feb 2012

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