47: Falling BackPosted: November 8, 2010 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in art, Adventures in Life, Autumn, Earth, home, life, NaBloPoMo, nature, Photography, Spirit, Walking | Tags: Clocks, Daylight saving time, dried flowers, fall foliage, mushrooms, Outdoors, Standard time, sunlight, wildflowers 11 Comments
On Saturday night/Sunday morning we fell back. Or our clocks did. Setting the clocks back an hour is supposed to mean that we gain an hour although time being arbitrary and this whole spring-forward, fall-back thing being even more arbitrary, there is no real gain or loss. It’s all an illusion most of us subscribe to, like it or not. But we need clocks and calendars to help us schedule and meet up and do those things we do in modern life. I doubt anyone will be outlawing them anytime soon. Where would NaBloPoMo be without time and dates?
(Afternoon sunlight in the bedroom.)
Generally I like it when we fall back. I like having an extra hour of sleep. I liked it this year too except… I don’t know where that extra hour of sleep got to. Somehow it escaped me and I am now in sleep-deficit mode. Hyper one minute. Thoroughly exhausted the next.
(Late afternoon sunlight in the basement.)
M and I are going to be extremely confuzzled when it comes to sleep patterns by the time this month is through with the time changes we’ll be experiencing.
(Afternoon sunlight and shadows in the dining room.)
The only point where eternity meets time is in the present. The present is the only time there is.
~ Marianne Williamson
Wherever I was headed with this time loop has slip-slided away into the foggy regions of my brain. Having said that, I suddenly remembered which road I wanted to take.
The light changes when the time changes. Or the time in which the light changes, changes. Either way, I’ve been wanting to
drag take the tripod out to the once-hayfield, future-woods and photograph the sunset. After the equinox the sunset moved. It used to set behind the woods. Now it sets between the garden and the woods, slowly moving closer to the garden.
Yesterday evening would have been a great time to go out to the future-woods. The problem is that by the time I noticed the light had changed and the sun was setting, it was too late to get it all together and go out there in time to catch what I hope to capture. I forgot that the sun would be setting somewhere around 5:15. Hopefully I’ll get around to remembering sometime over the next few days.
Today’s Walk: Soaking up the sun
I had a not-so-great morning. I spilled things, I tripped over things, and nothing seemed to go right. So when it came time to step outside, I wasn’t all that sure I wanted to go. I thought for sure I’d end up stepping in a hole and breaking my ankle, tumble down the sledding hill and drown in the pond, or have a tree fall on my head.
(Sunlight in the mushroom tower.)
The thing is, it is such a gorgeous day here today. Too good to pass up. I should have found some work to do outside (there is plenty to choose from) rather than spend the day inside. It’s that nice out there. I decided it was worth the risk, put on my shoes, and out I went.
I’m so glad I went out. The weather is amazing for this time of year. It’s about 60 degress with a light breeze and lots of sunshine.
I returned intact, having suffered no bodily injury, and feeling much better about the day in general. The sunshine literally lightened up my day as well as my attitude.
I don’t know where our usual November is hiding but I am grateful for this mild, sunny weather, and intend to enjoy every moment of it.