Hey, everyone. This past weekend, I realized I didn’t have a blog post written or scheduled for this week. Not only that, I didn’t have a clue what to write, so I decided to talk about a controversial topic. Daylight Saving Time.
Not everyone will agree with me but I don’t like it. It’s not that I don’t like the extra daylight in the evenings. I do. But I dislike losing an hour of my life. Yes, everyone who lives past the first Sunday in November will regain the hour but still.
It used to be we “sprang forward” the last Sunday of April. In 1986, it changed to the first Sunday of April. Then in 2007, it moved to the second Sunday of March. I hate leaving the house for work while it’s still dark. But more importantly, I see kids waiting for school buses in the dark. That’s not safe!
And, in reality, Daylight Saving Time doesn’t save anything. I’m not sure who came up with this quote, but it’s appropriate.
“When told the reason for daylight savings [sic] time the Old Indian said, “Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of the blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.”Unknown
But let’s look at the positive. The vernal equinox (first day of spring) occurs on March 20. That’s less than a week away. My daffodils have already bloomed and many of the trees have started to bud.
A few days ago, I arrived home to what I call “the smell of spring” when the earth starts to warm and seeds begin to germinate.
I’ll end by sharing a photo of a dogwood tree in the woods near our home. I took this shot a few years ago.