I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, sunrises are one of my favorite times of the day. Don’t get me wrong, I love sunsets too, and I love sunlight late in the day. I’m a big fan of Daylight Savings Time and the bright evening hours that come with it. I know I get to sleep an extra hour when DST ends in the fall but I’d sleep an hour less to get my evening sunlight back. Oh wait, I got it back this weekend, yeah!
Sure, Daylight Savings Time (beginning or end) always messes up kids and pets for several days, but boy, did we enjoy that bright hour after dinner last night. Of course, I forgot to tell the kids they’d wake up in the dark on Monday morning so they were in for a surprise. I could hear them argue in their room.
“It’s 6:45, time to get up.”
“But it’s still dark outside, time to sleep.”
I don’t like getting up in the dark either but I know it won’t last. Getting up before the sun also gives me the opportunity to watch more sunrises as I get ready for the day.
To illustrate the WordPress weekly photo challenge: contrast, I picked this beautiful sunrise I captured out of my bedroom window a couple of months ago. I love how the morning sun rays fiercely shine through the clouds, making the sunrise’s bright colors stand out in contrast to the dark woods below. The sky’s on fire!
Are you a fan of Daylight Savings Time too, or would you rather do without it?