August 11 – 17, 2017Vol. 19, No. 10

Scenes of Summer

by Esther J. Perne

Vacation, stay-cation, getaway-cation, one-day-cation. The great days of summer are here . . . and they are the best!!

There's sun time to spare to boat and fish and swim. And water ski!

There's a snappiness in the air for the big hike, the long bike, the all-day waterway adventure or the yard work that could lead to an award, or a good night's sleep.

There's warm rain for anglers and golfers and people who like to walk through the umbrella-ed woods and dreamers.

There's blustery winds and downpours for catching up on movies, browsing, back-to-school shopping and all those postponed visits to libraries and seasonal museums and historical societies.

There's evenings still long enough for lingering and mornings still bright enough for breakfast outings.

And with a little bit of magic and a lot of Maine's fast weather changes, there comes a day or two or more when all of the above are possible. The great days of summer are here.