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

New At Every Moment

painting by Jessica Ives But of all the water’s secrets, he saw today only a single one — one that struck his soul. He saw that this water flowed and flowed, it was constantly flowing, and yet it was always there; it was always eternally the same and yet new at every moment! Oh, to be able […]

Spring Salmon, Grand Lake Stream

painting by Jessica Ives Land-locked salmon have been swimming in the waters of Grand Lake Stream since the last ice age. It is home to one of the four native pools of land-locked salmon in the United States.  – from Fly Fishers Guide To New England +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on […]

Winter Warm Up

painting by Jessica Ives Many thanks to Maine Boats Homes & Harbors for featuring Jonathan’s words and my paintings in their January/February issue! “The Joy of Pond Hockey” was originally published here on The Maine and begins: Every winter The Carpenter’s Boat Shop sets up a hockey rink on a small pond in New Harbor. Built with 2x6s […]

Main, the

from Maine Lingo: Boiled Owls, Billdads, & Wazzats by John Gould MAIN, THE: The mainland. Early European fishermen found the offshore islands of Maine, and beyond them the main, which explains the state’s name. James Rosier, official scribe for the George Weymouth expedition of 1605, says as much: “Our captaine discovered up a great river trending alongst into the […]

Too Much Of A Good Thing

text and photograph by Jonathan Ives Two times a week I work at the Camden Snow Bowl teaching fourth graders how to snowboard. The hardest part of the day is not learning how to get on the chairlift or how to move with one foot strapped in. It’s when the kids change out of their […]

Wild Caves

original song by The Oshima Brothers filmed at sunrise in Belfast  The Oshima Brother’s will be performing live tonight, Thursday February 1, at 7pm at The Camden Public Library. Please join us!

Set The Trap

painting by Jessica Ives text by Jonathan Ives Finding live bait on New Year’s Day was easier than we thought. Pushaw’s Trading Post in Hope sold us twelve night crawlers and gave us directions to a man named Charlie who lived a few miles down the road and has been selling bait since he was four […]

Merry Christmas

display by Jo Ellen Designs

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