Maine has the smallest percentage of public land of all the states on the East Coast. The highest percentage is in Florida, 25.2%, and the lowest percentage is in Maine, 6.5%. Even Massachusetts, at 10%, has a higher percentage of public land than does Maine. New Hampshire has 17.1%, impressive. So we are very lucky […]
I’ll bet you didn’t know that land trusts are doing this much for you.
From the stunning photos to the comments and stories from the kids, My Island by Patrisha McLean gives us wonderful portraits of Maine island children. This book is a real treasure. Patrisha McLean has been leaving her Camden home for many years to photograph children living on the Maine islands of Isleboro, Vinalhaven, and North […]
The poems and stories about Maine and the Maritimes in Patricia Leach’s book, Crossing Northern Borders, is almost as good as traveling that same path. Published by Maine Authors Publishing, the book is organized into stories and poems about farming and community, fishing and discovery, Cape Breton, and my favorite: Gratitude. The best way I […]
Marsden Hartley’s art – much of it depicting Maine’s beautiful outdoors – has always been a favorite of mine. And now, until November 12, you can see much of it for free at Colby College’s art museum. Linda and I recently enjoyed a guided tour of the Hartley exhibit at Colby, led by Maine artist […]