Tuesday 207: In The Midst Of It

painting by Jessica Ives


As the sheer and narrow slate cliffs of Gulf Hagas soften towards the end of our hike along the Rim Trail, we descend toward Buttermilk Falls. 400 million years ago the bedrock of this, “the grand canyon of Maine,” began to form. 7500 years ago the Red Paint people used this land as burial grounds. 100 years ago logs were driven through this gorge to fuel the smelting operations at Katahdin Iron works. Today, on this day, we stop and wonder. Deep in the heart of the gulf we are surrounded by it all.


207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine  and jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on any 4×4 inch oil on panel painting by making your purchase within the first week of its posting. Instead of $300 pay just $207, a number which just happens to be the Maine state area code.

Tuesday 207 Paintings are exclusive to The Maine. They depict the land, the light and the people that make this state a state of wonder. Jessica is editor of The Maine and writes occasionally as The Outsider.