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» Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What I love about summer - Daylight Savings Time

Days 'till Memorial Day: 5

Days 'till A Little Light Magic: 6

Days 'till the Summer Solstice: 32

Best review EVER from Fresh Fiction for A Little Light Magic - though I'm not sure this reviewer has an accurate handle on my mental capacities, LOL.

"Joy Nash is an absolutely brilliant genius. I laughed out loud, cried crocodile tears and had butterflies in my stomach while reading this beautiful story.” ~Mandy Burns, Read full review at Fresh Fiction

More what I love about Summer - Daylight Savings Time

Yay! When the clocks go back in the spring, can summer be far behind? It's a big life to my mood to have sunlight staying around later and later each day.

A few years ago I was lucky enough to travel to Inverness, Scotland right around the summer solstice. At ten pm we were taking a stroll on a country road, with the sun still blazing high in the sky. Twilight (or gloaming) didn't come until after eleven, and it didn't get dark until midnight. I think the sun came up again around 3 am, but can't say for sure, because I was always asleep by then. A day with so much daylight has awesome energy.

Where I live, we don't have that much sun, of course, but I really love the days when it doesn't get dark until 9 pm. Thank you, DST!

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Blogger darbyscloset said...

Good thing it's not April 1st for you would of fooled me with the daylight savings time...I read that and thougth "shoot when is that" yet thankfully we are already in full swing and I haven't missed a thing! ....I think!
Good One!
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7:28 AM  
Blogger Suzette said...

Oh, I feel the same way. I love being outside sittting on my porch till after nine.

2:36 PM  
Blogger CherylS22 said...

I agree - I love having daylight until past 9:00PM in the summer!


3:08 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Same here. I love the long evening hours (except for the mosquitos).....and putting my winter clothes away. There is so much less laundry in the summer *g*.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Estella said...

I am not a big fan of DST. I get up at 3:45 am, so it is still light when I have to go to bed.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Caffey said...

Beautiful on the review Joy! I didn't even realize it was that time to do Daylight Savings! I don't think I changed my watches from the last time so I don't have to touch those, LOL. I do love the longer summer nights! We love to go out on the nights and have those bug repellents around us and enjoy being out in the evening when it cools off some!

6:10 PM  
Blogger chey said...

Fireflies. They remind me of camping when I was a kid.

9:46 PM  
Blogger chey said...

I was in Edinburgh at the end of June once. It sure stays light late!

10:02 PM  
Blogger Sue A. said...

When you live up north, you really appreciate DST.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Daylight Savings Time is OK, but when they changed the dates for setting our clocks in the Spring and Fall, they really messed things up. My body starts adjusting to the sun's change and by the time we used to change our clocks, I was ready. This new time is off and not working. The reason for changing was to save energy and by all account, it has caused us to use more. Should have left it alone.
I get home so late from work that it is nice to be able to work in the garden for a while before it gets dark.

12:12 AM  
Blogger Carol L. said...

Hi Joy,
I love DST. It still reminds me of my younger days when the family would be outside till after 9, catching lightening bugs and just enjoying the fact that as kids we were still up and outside. :)Looking forard to reading A Little Light Magic.
Carol L.

2:46 AM  
Blogger Joy Nash said...

oh, no, I hope no one changed their clock yesterday because of me!! DST started at the beginning of April. But without it, the sun would set an hour earlier in the summer.

Estella - you have to get up at 3:45 am every morning? you poor baby, that's still NIGHT as far as I'm concerned. My husband once had a job with a long commute that had him getting up at 4 am to run before going to work. I would never have the discipline to do that. I would grab every available minute for snoozing.

7:11 AM  
Blogger Raonaid Luckwell said...

The only thing I don't like about DST is that I never remember it, and then my body gets totally out of whack

7:17 PM  
Blogger FD said...

I live in a region where winter is dark and summer is full of light. The midnight sun comes every year and there's still something so "cool" about it.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I don't really like having to adjust twice a year to a hour earlier or an hour later. It is nice to have more daylight at the end of the day, except that it really doesn't matter if that hour is in the morning or at night. If you've got work to do you have to get it done regardless.

4:20 PM  

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