Summer has yet to hit Maine. By the calendar, yes, but judging by the weather so far, no.

It seemed liked it has rained every day in June, and with low temps too.

Even our 4th of July holiday weekend was a washout, with the sun peeking out for a few hours, then the rain coming back to soak us as we sat down for dinner.

But I like to look for the silver lining in the dark clouds (pun intended), and here is my silver lining:

We have a camp in Sandy River Plantation, Maine, near Rangeley. A brook runs through our property that typically is just a trickling brook. There is a section of the brook with several drops over large rocks. I had never seen it as a “waterfall”, however, with the constant rain we’ve received so far this season, the water is cascading over and down through the boulders.

Waterfall in Sandy River Plantation

Yes, it rained and it rained and it rained, but seeing the natural wonder it brings makes it just a bit more bearable. See for yourself with this YouTube video of the babbling brook:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gm9QK-gi0M

For those of you in a hotter and dryer climate than New England has had this summer, imagine soaking your feet in this……….

Rushing water close-up

And, at risk of jinxing us for July and August, our future outlook is a little more positive. It does look like we will be having clearer skies for awhile. We’ve even seen the sun for a few days now. Temps are still well below normal, but the dry weather is welcome.

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Joanne Ghidoni

Joanne is a Software Quality Assurance Engineer at Plixer. She has also held positions as Technical Support Engineer and Sales Engineer since joining Plixer in 2005. Prior to joining Plixer, Joanne has had numerous positions in the IT field, including data entry, computer operator, PC coordinator and support, mainframe programmer, and also Technical Support and web programmer at Cabletron Systems. In her spare time, Joanne enjoys traveling, always seeking out new and interesting places to visit.

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