Sunrise Fails to Change by an Hour

November 3, 2021 – Sunrise colours at the Red House – 8:16 AM Daylight Saving Time

We are back on Mountain Standard Time again. I’m slowly adjusting to the hour difference but sadly, the sunrise isn’t. It insists on colouring the clouds at about 7:16 AM instead of 8:16 AM. It will keep up this sloppy attempt at adjusting until about  mid December when it will be get back on track for putting on a show at the same time I am alert and ready to watch it.

I went for a hike to watch the sunrise and saw a group of young deer frolicking in the morning mist.
It was a fawn dew party.
– Author Unknown –

Two Texans were bragging about how big their ranches are.
The first guy said “Well I’ll put it to you this way, I can get in my truck before sunrise, drive all day long, and by sundown I still haven’t hit the other side of my spread.”
The other fella said, “Yeah, I used to have a truck like that.”
– Author Unknown –

One of the best things about Daylight Saving Time is that the clock in my car will finally be correct again.
– Author Unknown –

16 thoughts on “Sunrise Fails to Change by an Hour

      1. “Only a white man would cut off the end of a blanket, sew it onto the other end, and think he had a longer blanket.” (Attributed to a Native American ) 


      1. Who realized that your blog was so educational? My reply to your question on a previous comment is waiting moderation, possibly because I had too many links in it‽


  1. Loved the Stonehenge photo! Personally, I’m not a fan of Daylight Savings Time because it takes so long for people and our pets to adjust. And as you say, nature keeps doing things on its on time.


    1. Yes, Nature doesn’t care what a clock or calendar says. Apparently the migration of birds is triggered by food availability which itself depends on the temperatures. Many wild animals migrate great distances too in the search for food!


      1. “Clocks are the opposite of time.”  – Jay Griffiths, author of “Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time.” 

        (Speaking in Stephen Fry’s exploration of Daylight Savings TIme on BBC Radio, “The Clocks Go Forward Tonight” (on line at ):
        “Hours once breathed with time of day (and shadow speed);  months with time of year (and constellation size);  lengths of things with ours (fingers, hands, arms, or paces);  volumes with size of seeds (to fill a vessel);  area with plowing capacity (of a man and a horse in a day);  direction with landscape;  and wealth with borrowing (connecting with our neighbors) .  .  .  
        We forget how plants and planets dance;  how neither colors, stones, time, nor human beings  are merely fixed and static things;  how these and all phenomena — perceptions and the thoughts that complete them — live in the meeting of inner and outer worlds, arising in relationship and feeling .  .  .” 


    1. I think I could have replaced ‘Texan’ with ‘Albertan’ and the story would seem familiar to many Albertans. Speaking of which, we went to ‘Letters from Wingfield Farm’ at the local theatre last week. You really have to be a certain age with a farming background to get a lot of the humour in it!

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