Sunday, March 1, 2009

Time for Spring

Time is the theme of my three blogs today.

It is time for spring. This winter has been brutal. So looking forward to tulips and daffodils.

If you live in the eastern time zone do not forget to 'spring ahead'. I prefer to 'fall back' rather than 'spring ahead'. 'Spring ahead' sounds like too much work. 'Fall back' sounds like gravity is doing all the work and you are just along for the ride.

The actual time for the start of daylight saving time is 2am March 8th 2009. Also don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and programmable thermostats.

Personally I wish they would leave the time allow. Here in the Midwest we have 2 time zones and with some states not fully participating in daylight saving time. In the state of Indiana certain areas have daylight saving time and some do not. This makes traveling to a race and arriving on time very difficult.

Daylight savings time has destroyed the drive in movie theater industry. We still have several in this area and R and I try to go once a summer. Every time we go the drive in it is packed. People set up lawn chairs, some picnic, kids have sparklers, and of course there is always someone with a few illegal fireworks (surprisingly not R!!).

Back in the day...R and I could sit through both movies. Now it is 1 movie and afterwards one of us usually has to ask the other how the movie ended because one of us was asleep for the ending. But if they had not enacted daylight savings time I can guarantee you that we both would see the ending. Of course making it through a second movie without falling asleep is not going to happen no matter what they do to the time.

It the mean time until spring arrives I look at photos in books of plants, gardens, and garden ideas.

Here's my latest garden book acquisition.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

I am so with you on this DST thing. I absolutely HATE it! I, too, wish they would just leave it alone. Sigh.

p.s. What happened to the Gear Acres blog? I tried to see it several times and it has no postings on it. Is it just me?