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The First Day of Summer in Kennebunkport Maine

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Beautiful in Bloom!

The summer solstice in Kennebunkport Maine was met with spectacular weather, which just begged for a visit to the beach.  Parson’s Beach is a personal favorite, particularly in the evening.  Yes, the beach is especially lovely, but its shortage of parking means that desertion is practically guaranteed.  The beach roses (Rosa rugosa) are in full bloom and emanate a deliciously soft odor that I have associated with summer for as long as I can remember.  A short, sandy path through the flowering bushes leads down to the water, which, even on the first day of summer, was barely sprinkled with people.  During my evening walk, I passed perhaps a half dozen people, all of whom left by the time the sun set over the dunes.  In all honesty, Parson’s Beach is probably the most romantic spot in all of Kennebunkport Maine. Fellas, that hint’s for you!
As the light began to fade and the sun set behind my back, the air remained warm on my face. I returned to our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast still enjoying the colors of the evening sky.  Yes, summer has officially arrived in Kennebunkport Maine!

Sunset in Kennebunkport Maine

Summer Sunset over the Beach Grass

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