Category Archives: Art, Literature, & Photography

The Snowy Season & Poetry

With fall transitioning into winter, Maine’s landscapes are becoming cloaked in white. Depending upon geography and elevation, varying amounts of snow sit in our woods and on our fields. Some waters are frozen over, though many are still open with … Continue reading

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Evolving Landscapes and Maine Poetry

I recently read a wonderful poem by Maine poet Tom Sexton at the Maine State Library’s webpage sharing weekly poems by Maine poets. The poet describes the significance of a now abandoned homestead’s granite stoop. This phenomenon of abandoned homesteads, … Continue reading

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Upon Encountering the Moose Carcass

The image to the left shows a moose carcass encountered deep in the woods of #4 Mountain in Frenchtown, Maine. It was found while examining soils and hydrology along a possible trail location associated with the Moosehead Lake Region non-motorized … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Spring in the Outdoors

In his poem, “Spring Pools,” the iconic New England poet Robert Frost eloquently describes how pools in hardwood forests reflect the spring sky until the very trees cradling these pools suck up the water to grow leaves that then shade … Continue reading

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Maine Poetry Resource Worth a Click

For those who enjoy poetry, particularly Maine poetry that often relates at least indirectly to the natural world, there is a nice resource to explore. Take Heart: A Conversation in Poetry  is an initiative between the Maine State Library, the … Continue reading

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Existential Graffiti

I don’t have a good ghost story anymore. The one “good one” I had recently was cast in doubt — all due to one chilly night in a remote cabin on the Moose River. You’d think spending a fall night … Continue reading

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Poetry and the Outdoors

Take Heart: A Conversation in Poetry is a collaboration between the Maine State Library, Maine’s new Poet Laureate, Wesley McNair, and the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance in an initiative to showcase a poem each week written by a Maine … Continue reading

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The View from Here – Select Vistas in Maine’s State Parks and Public Lands

With the snow gone and Memorial Day just passed, I thought I’d share a few photos of the views from a number of vistas on lands managed by the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands.  While these are by no … Continue reading

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