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

The Asticou Azalea Garden, Northeast Harbor

photographs and text by Jennifer Steen Booher of Quercus Design The Asticou Azalea Garden is a local landmark, and like most locals, I rarely manage to visit our landmarks during their seasons. You New Yorkers out there, betcha only visit the Statue of Liberty when you’ve got enthusiastic house guests, right? Same here. Well, I finally made it […]

June Bugs

haiku and text by Kristen Lindquist June bugs bounce off screens in the velvet dark, my only company.

Dodging Swallowtails

haiku and text by Kristen Lindquist Route 52 was a corridor of butterflies today–all along Megunticook Lake, swallowtails rose up before my car, then fluttered away in my wake. My car felt like a large, unwieldy instrument of destruction around such fragile bits of life. Between lake, mountain I try to dodge butterflies in my […]

Sand Patterns, Ogunquit, Maine

photographs and text by Jennifer Steen Booher of Quercus Design The beaches at Ogunquit had an amazing variety of patterns left by wind and wave action. I couldn’t stop taking photos of them: Maybe because my home shoreline is so rocky, sand fascinates me. There’s a marvelous blog called Through the Sandglass whose author, Michael Welland, offers up fascinating […]

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