From the beginning of our travels through coastal Maine, I became aware of the numerous American flags flying in towns along public streets as well as on private houses. This seemed a bit curious as we rarely see this kind of thing in California. Perhaps the local folks are still trying to convince themselves that the British are really now somewhere else and that the locals are in full command. Or maybe there’s a bit of doubt still lurking around the fringes.

As we got ourselves to the very northern part of Maine, the flags increased in number, joined by the similarly colored French style flag with a star signifying an affinity with the Acadian tradition. We found the national colors displayed in a surprisingly large number of ways. Enjoy the following photos.

Flags along the road into town

Flags along the road into town

A bit of Old Glory

A bit of Old Glory

Old Glory waving in the breeze

Old Glory waving in the breeze

Lots of flags in the grave yards

Lots of flags in the grave yards

Acadia colors

Acadia colors

Planter boxes, of course

Planter boxes, of course

Patriotic bench

Patriotic bench

Patriotic potatoes

Patriotic potatoes

What - even a birdhouse!

What – even a birdhouse!

Along the avenue

Along the avenue

In town

In town

In front of someone's home

In front of someone’s home

Even on a gate to no-where

Even on a gate to no-where

Au Revoir, Maine.

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