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Carleton Varney: In the Summer, Cool Maine is the Main Place to Be

The Shiny Sheet | Carleton Varney: In the Summer, Cool Maine is the Main Place to Be

Maine is on my mind. For many, it’s the season to say bye-bye to the heat and the humidity and head to Maine, where I-95 is a flowery sight, lined with purple and pink lupines.

Maine in the summer is such a beautiful place, with its charming coastal towns, pine trees and wildlife. The flowers along the highway are part of the state’s highway-beautification program, and the lupines remind me a tad of the bluebonnets in Texas, which were planted along roadways in an effort spearheaded by Lady Bird Johnson to add color and natural beauty. All states should have such a beautification program, I think.

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