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

Month: September, 2012

Butter Buds, Old Friend

photograph and text by Megan Bedford When I was a kid, I had a little thing for Butter Buds. My favorite way to enjoy the powdered butter flavoring was sprinkled atop a pile of freshly steamed broccoli. Where usual butter was sure to slither off moist crucifers into a free-ranging plate puddle, Butter Buds would […]

Grand Lake

photographs and text by Justin Gove Spent a perfect weekend with my Megan on Grand Lake Matagamon, Baxter State Park. These were truly some of the most wonderful days. A paradise of place and time.


photograph by J.P. Fecteau

Ambassador From Maine

painting by Jessica Stammen My painting, Looking Out, is a long distance traveler. It just returned home to me and to Maine after spending two years in Banjul, The Gambia. The US Ambassador there selected it to hang in her office as part of the US Department of States Art In Embassies program. (More information on the […]

Morning Composition

photographs by Levi Christiansen Levi recently relocated to Maine; in a former life he was a photographer.

Sweet Equinox

photographs and text by Brian Willson Fall is the sweetest equinox here on the 44th parallel. (The other one is spiteful and untrustworthy.) Today had drizzle and fog and birds on Beech Hill. In fact, at one point on my afternoon hike with Jack, a black-billed cuckoo hopped up onto a branch right in front […]


photograph by J.P. Fecteau


text and haiku by Kristen Lindquist Driving to Belfast past the old farms on Route 52 early this evening… Windmill slowly spins. Six geese land in the old cow pasture.

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