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Today is the first day of “Daylight Savings Time”.  I’m not sure if this is a phenomenon that takes place only in North America or not.  In the Fall we turn our clocks back one hour on the first Sunday in November, while we move the clocks forward one hour the second Sunday in March.

I am certainly no expert when it comes to this happening; however, there have been proponents and opponents of it for years.  Some say it helps people psychologically when a perceived ‘extra hour’ of sunlight occurs, making the evening’s light longer.  Conversely, the morning’s light is an hour later.

When I was a child, we learned a sentence to remember the two annual time changes:  “Spring ahead, and Fall back”.  Funny what sticks with the ol’ brain, isn’t it?

I’m always confused by this whole time shift, to be honest.  This morning I woke up completely unaware as to what time it was.  I peeked out of the window and saw this beautiful sunrise so I began to snap away!

I takes me a few days to get adjusted to the time-change.  What about in your part of the world? Do you have the ‘pleasure’ of this occurrence?  In my mind, why can’t we just keep the clocks the same all year? Your ideas are more than welcome, please!

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30 thoughts on “Sunday Sunrise: Time Marches On!

  1. mihrank says:

    I don’t mind going back to daylight saving time. With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I’ve saved all year.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      LOL Oh, Mihran, you made me laugh out loud! Hahahaha Thank you!! Cher xo

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  2. I’m with you. Leave the clocks alone. Another example of our need to tamper with the natural way.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Perfectly stated, Don! Thank you! Cher xo

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  3. John says:

    Leave the clocks alone! This is nonsense, needs to end. Serves no purpose. Not having any issue with it today though.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Agreed, John! Cher xo

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  4. @vapor_sage says:

    I like what a Native Chief said of the practice, is like cutting off part of a rug and sewing it onto the other end and thinking it is longer

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      LOL I like that a lot! Thank you! Cher xo

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  5. nexi says:

    … We move to British Summer Time on March 25th this year; also know the fall back, spring forward…!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, I didn’t know that! Thank you for telling me! Cher xo

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  6. Annie Van Es says:

    In the Netherlands we follow the English time. Summer time starts on 25 March. Thank you for this beautiful photo. A nice day.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I didn’t know that, Annie! Thank you for letting me know about the Netherlands and English time. Why thank you! I am glad you like this photo! I hope you have a nice day too! Cher xo

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  7. Kelly MacKay says:

    And a beautiful photo you took regardless of the time…

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank you, Kelly! Cher xo

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  8. Stunning image! I need to adapt to one less hour sleeping time 😀 Have a great week!!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank you, Indah! Me too! LOL Have a great week too; thank you! Cher xo

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  9. Christy B says:

    Beautiful photo! I agree, Cher, about keeping the clocks the same year round – would be nice!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank you, Christy! Yes, it certainly would be nice, wouldn’t it? As far as I’m concerned, the purpose it serves is…………….nope, I can’t come up with anything! Hahahaha Cher xo

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  10. It takes me awhile to get adjusted

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Does it, Lynn? I’m still feeling uncertain as to what time it is! LOL Cher xo

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      1. It does!!! Fall is the hardest for me

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Is it, Lynn? Spring is the hardest for me!

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  11. We have it in Australia but one state, Queensland doesn’t partake which makes things horribly confusing for those of us with family there. Personally I like Daylight Savings and am not looking forward to going back to Winter time shortly.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Well that must make things very confusing! Yes, I imagine it is bewildering, isn’t it? When does Winter time begin? Cher xo

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      1. Well I wish you hadn’t asked 😉 but hubby tells me it’s the end of March. It must be soon ‘cos the mornings are getting awfully dark.

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        LOL Oh are they? Yes, then that definitely means your winter is on its way! I hope the weather cooperates for you! Cher xo

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  12. Ellen Hawley says:

    They have it in Britain too, only they call it British summer time. Summer? We’ve been on summer time for a week and it’s 44 degrees today. The main trouble I have with the whole thing is explaining it to the dogs and the cat, who want their meals when they always get their meals. They absolutely refuse to reset their watches.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hahahaha Oh yes, I’m sure the fur people were very confused and a tad bit stubborn in refusing to reset their watches, Ellen! LOL Cher xo

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  13. We decided to stay on summer time in North Cyprus through the winter months. It balances out the light in the morning and dark at night, we got fed up with the long, dark evenings in winter. There’s an added reason too – our five dogs don’t know about winter time and still woke us at the same time, so we decided to go with the flow. It’s worked out well, including the fact that we didn’t have to bother with the clocks when daylight saving started here. I remember when I was a teenager going out with a lad who woke me when I’d forgotten the time change I told my mum the next week that I’d dumped and she nodded unsurprised: “Knew his time was limited when he disturbed your beauty sleep!” (I’m an owl!).

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Well I’m glad about staying on the summer time, Mo! As for the lad, he should have known better about your owl status! *biggest grin*!! Cher xo

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