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

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text by Jonathan Ives I smiled, quietly closing the front door behind me with the excitement and nervousness of a young teenager sneaking out of the house after curfew. The cold of the early morning air felt like glass in my nostrils but my body was warm from the extra layer of long underwear I […]

December Haiku

By Kristen Lindquist December 10: No Trespassing So much depends upon the grey-shingled shed full of firewood. December 9: Howe Hill deer track hieroglyphs marking the blueberry field the color purple December 8: Consolation Sunset before 4, glorious hot pink and gold– light another candle.

Where The Deer Were

haiku by Kristen Lindquist In the old snow, tracks zig-zagging up a hill– a long winter for deer too.

Gluskap, Mategwes, & The Sacred White Moose Of The Mi’Kmaq

from the studio of Scott Kelley The Sacred White Moose of the Mi’Kmaq, 2014. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 40” x 30”. Gluskap and the Deer, 2014. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 18” x 24”. Mategwes – The Rabbit Magician, 2014. Watercolor, gouache and ink on paper, 18” x 16”.

We All Have Our Reasons: #3489

Recently on Lily Hamill‘s instagram feed: That would be a mature doe swimming across the Keag.

We All Have Our Reasons: #324

Recent shared on Facebook: Saw this the other night…couldn’t believe it! (Out front of a plumbers business in Union.) Editor’s note: Oh deer!

Dog-toothed Violet: What’s In A Name?

photograph and text by Tony Oppersdorff Consider a few of Maine’s lesser-known creatures: the wandering glider, the widow skimmer, the ebony boghaunter, or the zigzag darner, and my favorite, the stygian shadowdragon: all harmless, beneficial Odonata, or dragonflies. By comparison, the dog-toothed violet (Erythronium americanum), seems almost prosaically named, but why dog tooth? For the […]

Keeping Appointments

photographs and text by Brian Willson Some days I don’t feel like hiking up Beech Hill with Jack. Some days like today, a rainy day with one good downpour. But it’s an appointment I’ve made with myself and my dog. And I like to keep appointments. So—late in the day, when the rain let up—we […]

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