Ahhh summer in Maine... One of the reasons I moved here... It's been in the mid 60's to low 70's; absolutely no humidity; crystal clear skies; bright sun; soft breeze. There's no place else I'd rather be than in Maine this time of year...
Now winter, it gets a little iffy! Freezing cold; below 0 temps; sea smoke on the water; sometimes frozen pipes for those who forget to keep the heat to at least 58 degrees;and the blasting bone chilling wind can rip right through layers of clothing.
However, also in the winter, it's quiet; the sunsets are spectacular; the clear blue of the water and sky against the dark green of tall spruce and pine and granite shore is breathtaking. And time seems to stop in order to give one the chance to enjoy the very act of breathing, the birds on the feeders, and the waves crashing upon the shores. Often, I drive out to Ocean Pt., a favorite spot where I can view 4 lighthouses, islands, and open ocean; roll down my car window, inhale the fresh air, and let nature take over and blanket me with the beauty of it all...
Bottom line, is that summer and fall contrast sharply with the winter. But each season has its own attraction and make one eager for the next to occur. Life is constantly changing here and I love it. Wouldn't have it any other way.
While living in So. Florida, I hated the samesness of the weather. I would drive 14 hours to southern N. Carolina just to see the leaves change in the fall.
Okay, sorry for going on and on, but clearly, Maine is one ofs my passions and when anyone asks even a single, simple question about it, I tend to wax on and on, lol.
P.S. Re: 111 in Scottsdale. Wow. I can't imagine that kind of heat. Do you ever get used to it? Do you like that kind of weather or do you not even think about it?
The journey of a 1,000 miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu