Don’t like it? Wait a minute

Posted July 19, 2012, at 2:49 p.m.
A girl scrambles on the rocks of the Camp Ellis jetty as the late day sun breaks through the clouds Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Saco.
A girl scrambles on the rocks of the Camp Ellis jetty as the late day sun breaks through the clouds Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Saco. Buy Photo
Fishermen walk along the Camp Ellis jetty a half hour before sunrise as the first light of dawn colors the eastern horizon Friday, June 29, 2012, in Saco.
Fishermen walk along the Camp Ellis jetty a half hour before sunrise as the first light of dawn colors the eastern horizon Friday, June 29, 2012, in Saco. Buy Photo
Colleen Spears takes in the sunrise on the Camp Ellis jetty Friday, June 29, 2012, in Saco. An hour later it was raining, proving the old adage, &quotred sky in morning, sailors take warning..."
Colleen Spears takes in the sunrise on the Camp Ellis jetty Friday, June 29, 2012, in Saco. An hour later it was raining, proving the old adage, "red sky in morning, sailors take warning..." Buy Photo
A fisherman heads out to fish for mackerel and striped bass on the Camp Ellis Jetty as unsettled weather overtakes the sky Friday, June 29, 2012, in Saco. A few minutes later the first rainstorm of the day broke out.
A fisherman heads out to fish for mackerel and striped bass on the Camp Ellis Jetty as unsettled weather overtakes the sky Friday, June 29, 2012, in Saco. A few minutes later the first rainstorm of the day broke out. Buy Photo
A nearly full moon rises above the clouds over at the mouth of the Saco River Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Saco.
A nearly full moon rises above the clouds over at the mouth of the Saco River Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Saco. Buy Photo
A large cloud formation dominates the sky at Ferry Beach Friday, June 30, 2012, in Saco.
A large cloud formation dominates the sky at Ferry Beach Friday, June 30, 2012, in Saco. Buy Photo
A young lady hurries off the rocks at Camp Ellis jetty as a thunderstorm blows by to the north Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Saco.
A young lady hurries off the rocks at Camp Ellis jetty as a thunderstorm blows by to the north Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Saco. Buy Photo
Roiling clouds formations move across the sky over beach houses on the seashore in Saco Sunday, July 1, 2012.
Roiling clouds formations move across the sky over beach houses on the seashore in Saco Sunday, July 1, 2012. Buy Photo
Roiling clouds formations move across the sky over beach houses on the seashore in Saco Sunday, July 1, 2012.
Roiling clouds formations move across the sky over beach houses on the seashore in Saco Sunday, July 1, 2012. Buy Photo
A bolt of lightning strikes Old Orchard Beach in this view from the Camp Ellis jetty Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Saco.
A bolt of lightning strikes Old Orchard Beach in this view from the Camp Ellis jetty Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Saco. Buy Photo
A couple watches a cloud formation at Ferry Beach Friday, June 30, 2012, in Saco.
A couple watches a cloud formation at Ferry Beach Friday, June 30, 2012, in Saco. Buy Photo
Irvin Serrano, of Biddeford, casts for marckerel at sunset from the Camp Ellis jetty Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Saco.
Irvin Serrano, of Biddeford, casts for marckerel at sunset from the Camp Ellis jetty Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Saco. Buy Photo

SACO, Maine — That old saying, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute,” certainly rang true earlier this month.

Fishermen on the Camp Ellis jetty and beach-lovers on the nearby sandy shores needed sunscreen one minute and umbrellas the next as they tried to contend with Mother Nature’s fickle moods.

Dazzling sunrises would give way to morning showers. By midday the sun would return with a vengeance, heating things up enough to prompt afternoon thunderstorms. Then, before you knew it, the ominous skies would quickly clear out, ending the day with a colorful sunset.

One thing about Maine’s summer weather: it sure isn’t boring.

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