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

Month: August, 2012

Free For The Taking

an ongoing search by Shannon Thompson NOT pig food. Mechanic Street, Camden.

Baxter State Park

photograph, text and haiku by Kristen Lindquist Spent three days in Baxter State Park, primarily at South Branch Pond Campground in the northeast corner of the park, so that I could lead a session on journaling and haiku for the ten cool kids in the Maine Youth Wilderness Leadership Program. As preparation for my session, […]

Dirt Roads

text and haiku by Kristen Lindquist This past weekend up at Baxter my husband and I were talking about how one of the reasons mountains are such sacred spaces is because they have the power to create their own weather. As I was driving down the long, winding dirt road to my sister and brother-in-law’s […]

Techno Contra!

Is There Any Other Way To Be? Part II

text by Jessica Stammen Enjoying the moment, Jessica Stammen, center, of Camden, and others switch partners during the Belfast Flying Shoes contradance at American Legion Post 43 Friday night, April 2, 2010.  BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS I pulled this one out from the archives as proof. I’ve written once about being […]

The Belted Kingfisher

text by Tony Oppersdorff photographs as noted Female eastern belted kingfisher, wet from a dive. (photo by David White)  Sexual Dimorphism: Vive la Différence  Sexual dimorphism is a tidy phrase that means males and females of a species can be distinguished by their size, color, shape, or structure. Such phenotypic differences are familiar: male African […]

Fifth Hive Inspection

photographs and text by Sharon Kitchens Here’s what my bee mentor Deborah and I found this time… Queen cups found at the bottom of one frame Festooning (bees hanging onto each other in chains is called) Drone brood. Drones are male honey bees, they are larger than worker bees (so much so they can be mistaken […]

Birds & Bees: Seventeen Weeks

photographs and text by Sharon Kitchens The girls are seventeen give or take a day or two.  Here are a few pics from the past week… Field Trip! I open up the door to the run and every time four (Dorothy Parker, Isak Dinesen and two others – not sure which ones but Buff Orpingtons) […]

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