Nov 06 2010

Clock Change

Published by at 7:14 am under Books & Events


Tonight’s the night.  We gain an hour of sleep.  We lose an hour of evening daylight.

When we turn the clocks backward from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time the transition is smoothed by giving us all a well rested Sunday morning but I must admit I’m not fond of the change.  It’s a shock to my system when the sun sets at 6:11pm tonight, then at 5:10pm tomorrow.

Last March when we turned the clocks forward it took me almost a week to get used to it.  Obviously I live by the clock.  If I was a bird I’d live by the sun, leaving the roost at sunrise and returning at sunset. 

And that’s the one advantage of changing time zones without going anywhere.  We’ll get a new view of what the birds are doing. 

Starting Monday evening I’ll be leaving the office at sunset, the perfect time to watch the crows.

(animated nature clock by Nevit Dilmen on Wikimedia Commons.  Click the image to see the original.)

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2 Responses to “Clock Change”

  1. Marianneon 06 Nov 2010 at 4:47 pm

    This story is clever by relating the time change to birds! Leave it to you Kate, to do that! :-)

  2. Marcy Con 07 Nov 2010 at 11:42 am

    Sure hope winter and the darkness “flies by” like the hands on the clock…I can hardly keep up sometimes with “normal” time…hibernation starts tonight!!!

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