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

Month: April, 2012

Birds & Bees: Bee Pride

photographs and text by Sharon Kitchens This past Saturday I ventured on a mini road trip to pick up my beekeeping equipment and supplies from Bee Pride in Lebanon, ME.  Owners Peggy and Brian have been incredibly helpful and calming during my intro to beekeeping, explaining what I need (what I don’t), which hat and veil […]

Sky Above, Sea Below

photograph by David Wright I think that the way you’ve used the clouds functions almost as a means of disclosing and revealing faint traces of land, and that that has the effect of generating a sense of distance. Some of the images are quite bleak because of it, while others are slightly hopeful but seem […]

Is There Any Other Way To Be?

text by Jessica Stammen photographs by many My enjoyment of an activity can be gauged simply and directly. Snap a picture of me mid-motion and if I’m smiling, great, I’m having a good time. If, however, you catch me with mouth wide enough to fit a fist, nose scrunched, and laughter so apparent your eyes […]

We All Have Our Reasons: #56

Recent status update from Port Clyde Fresh Catch: Fresh Local Fiddleheads! Fresh Local Fish! These two things can only come together in the spring. We have the fish, 207-372-1055

A Love/Hate Thing With A Hill

video and text by Shannon Thompson Midcoast bike riders have a love/hate thing with Barnestown Road.  While for some cyclists the hill in Camden and Hope barely merits a mention—just another pull up yet another bump on our rolling rural roads— for others the climb is either anathema or the best ride around .  It’s a 1.5 mile climb with […]

We All Have Our Reasons: #472

Recent photo and status update from a mother and fiber artist: This is how we get it done around here… Curious to see what Rachel’s spinning? Visit her Etsy shop, On The Round.

We All Have Our Reasons: #471

Recent status update from a dance instructor: I believe that we have routines but we don’t have to live a routine life. Every day we wake up, work, play, eat and sleep and that is part of our routine. You can choose to regard each day and each person in your life as just a […]

Sky Above, Sea Below

photograph by David Wright Despite concretely being seascapes, there’s a powerful strain of kind of figurative abstraction in the use of the sky, particular as the lines and weight of the clouds are offset or underpinned by the movement of the sea. This idea is, I think, reinforced by the sequencing of the images that […]

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