Daylight Savings Time returns to this coming Sunday, March 9, 2014. “Officially” the clocks at 2:00 am move to 3:00 am, but I certainly change mine the night before (well, usually).
Remember, it is “Spring forward. Fall back.”
Read a history of Daylight Savings Time here.
Some people prefer Standard Time. I am not one of them. I love having the longer afternoon/evening time, whether for working in the yard, photographing flowers, or photographing birds, insects, or sunsets.
I think I began to fully understand the effects of Daylight Savings Time when I began cooking with a simple solar oven. (Use the Search box for “solar” to find related posts on this blog). I generally use it from May through September. Mine is very low tech, but quite functional when used as a slow cooker for many things. If I start it heating at 9:00 am, it is warm enough to cook by 10:00 am. At 4:00 pm, regardless of outside ambient temperature, the heat in the oven drops rapidly because of the drop in UV rays from the sum. So, I basically have 6 hours to cook, from 10:00 – 4:00. This is Daylight Savings Time because it is summer. If it were Standard Time, it would be 9:00 – 3:00, or the three hours before and after Noon. Just a bit of trivia…
Love it or hate it, remember to “spring forward” this Sunday.
No me gust day light savings time. It’s going to mess with my sleep. I’d rather it stayed on DST all year. Have a great time cooking;)
Hi, Tim. It might not bother me so much to stay on Standard Time now that I am retired, but I *hated* coming home in the dark at 5:00 pm.
I have other friends who feel exactly as you do, though.
Nice to see you!