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

Month: February, 2016


photos and text by Scott Kelley We went to Miami back in December, just before Christmas… it helped get through the dark days. Interestingly, when it’s 80 degrees at 9:00 pm, you don’t bother to notice that it’s also the shortest day of the year. Another curious fact: Brazilian reggae is basically unavoidable in South […]

For A Brief Period In January…

photos and text by Polly Saltonstall For a brief period in January, the ice on Megunticook Lake was skateable. Like moths drawn to a flame, ice lovers converged on the sunlit expanse, in ice boats, on skates and even on wheels. John and I and the dogs skated from one end to the other revelllng […]

Sea Smoke At Sunrise

photo by Jane Kurko Sea smoke at sunrise Minus 13 Fahrenheit Lincolnville Beach February 15 (Presidents Day)

Rough and Tough: Ralph

painting & lifting by Lily Hamill Ralph. 2015. Acrylic on wood panel. 8 x 8inches. Besides running one of Midcoast Maine’s epicenters of fitness Lily Hamill paints dog portraits by commission. She’s “ruff” and tough.

This Is What Conservation Looks Like

video by Land For Maine’s Future Coalition   For more than two decades, the Land for Maine’s Future Program has helped citizens protect the character of their towns and open spaces: Maine voters established the Land for Maine’s Future Program to secure public access for recreation, to conserve our most important habitats, to preserve Maine’s farming […]

Tuesday 207: Buttermilk Bath

painting by Jessica Ives In ancient Egypt, Cleopatra used to soak in baths of buttermilk in order to preserve her beauty and the radiance of her skin. Today in Maine, we soak in the bath of Gulf Hagas’ Buttermilk Falls in order to preserve both our sense of place and our sense of timelessness. We are here, […]

Rockland Pilings

photos by Jim Dugan Sometimes, the best subjects are those we keep revisiting. We look for meaning and inspiration from old friends. For Jim Dugan, the pilings in Rockland harbor, cleared of their floats for the colder months, are winter muses.

A Postcard Home

handmade by Margaret Rizzio

Maine Farmland Trust