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

Tag: nature


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 […]

The One That Got Away

photograph and text by Jonathan Ives The parking lot below the Azicohos Dam was empty as we pulled in and turned off the truck’s engine. After three hours of driving in the darkness the sun was finally rising over the Magalloway River in western Maine. My father-in-law, Tom, and I left at 3:30 that morning […]

First Trip To Baxter

video by Jim Dugan

Explore. Reveal.

inspiration via Happier Outside


inspiration by Happier Outside Have you ever practiced Grounding? Maybe you have, and you didn’t call it that. It’s the delicious practice of taking your shoes off outside and standing with your feet firmly planted on the earth. It can be in dirt, in sand, in a pile of leaf litter… Better done off the pavement, […]

Sunday Afternoon

photograph and text by Matthew Mychack I almost felt guilty that this is how I, at 29 years of age, spent my Sunday afternoon; then, I remembered Emerson: “The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the […]

If You Sit For A While…

inspiration by Happier Outside If you sit for a while, surrounded by beauty and calm, peace starts to seep into your very soul – your breathing changes, your facial muscles relax, your shoulders ease down… and your mind will begin to stop its endless chatter. It’s the easiest and simplest way to improve your health, and […]

Mother Nature Will Take It All Back Eventually

photograph by John Ames

Maine Farmland Trust