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


photograph and text by Brian Willson Nothing like a lovely warm April day—up to 60 (F) or even above, sunny, breezy—to lure a few first-of-year birds up here to the 44th parallel. It all started early, when I awoke to the call of a FOY eastern phoebe. Could not resist a long bicycle ride, during […]


haiku and text by Kristen Lindquist Many years, even decades, ago, there was a landslide up on the north end of the Mount Megunticook ridge line. I don’t remember it happening, but growing up it was always very noticeable from a distance: it left a long stony scar down the upper slope. Over the years […]

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painting by Jessica Stammen About this painting: Last weekend I hiked the ridge trail in Camden Hills State Park with Jonathan. Just before we reached Ocean Lookout on Megunticook Mountain I turned back to see the incredible blue of Penobscot Bay rising up through bare tree branches. Jonathan’s hat almost became camouflage; it was as if […]

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