Sunday, March 10, 2013

Springing Forward

Out and about early this morning, I spied this singing bird high up in a tree. By far not the only bird singing, as the air was full of chirps and tunes as I walked around. Without a coat and the promise of sunshine, it was a glorious start to this day of springing forward.




However, it also heralds the start of temporary confusion.  I have mentioned before that we live right on the Central/Eastern time zone line.  Secret Agent Man and I actually work in different time zones.  Many people here refuse to spring forward OR fall back and this reeks havoc with being on time at any time. 

One of the many quirks of my small town life.  


37 comments:

  1. I am enjoying the birds singing this a.m., also. That would be wild about the different time zones!!!

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  2. So nice to hear the birds chirping first thing in the morning. A sure sign of spring! That's the craziest thing: working in different time zones and people refusing to spring forward? I would love to do that (and preserve my hour of sleep) however, there would be heck to pay for it.

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  3. Sounds like our small town where everybody comes to things on their own time!

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  4. Morning, beautiful picture, nothing like bird song in the morning, so cheerful.......oh that would really confuse me, sure don`t need anymore confusion in my little world, :) Francine.

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  5. my sis in UP michigan worked and lived in two time zones for many years. finally retired to put an end to that! :)

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  6. Working in different time zones must create some zany scheduling.

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  7. Oh my, that would be a mess if not everyone was on the same time. I don't really care about the springing forward, but I am eager for spring weather to arrive.

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  8. Lovely shot. Birds are chirping here too and I saw so many flowers yesterday!

    We don't change time until the end of the month!

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  9. that is so crazy about your time zones and how they overlap!! I've never heard of such a thing before.

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  10. Looks like your first robin of spring! They've been around here all winter long, which is unusual. I do believe that spring is close, but winter is trying to get in its last shots before going away. Take care.

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  11. How confusing, where ever you were heading today, I hope you made it on time! Hugs, Julie.

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  12. Time changing makes me crazy, but I bet it makes you want to scream. Just enjoy the birds and hope your timing issues don't cause problems. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. We live on the time zone edge, too, so know what you mean. The pretty bird up in that tree surely doesn't give a hoot what time zone he is in. :)

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  14. Yes, always a challenge, especially for the kid as he needs about a week to get used to the change.

    Please have you all a good new week ahead.

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  15. The time change will mess with me for a couple of weeks before I adjust. I like the extra daylight but I hate losing an hour of sleep.

    I also live close to the central time border. I have co-workers who have to make the adjustment everyday.

    The birds are active this time of year and their ones fill up the sky.

    Velva

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  16. The birds do seem to know it's nearly spring! How crazy that you and your husband work in two different time zones!

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  17. I love this shot -- and that birdy doesn't have to worry about time zones either. . .

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  18. Living on the line? That must be wildly confusing. I was just thinking about this issue yesterday as we all got ready to spring forward. Now I know someone who has to deal with it daily.

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  19. I wish they would just leave the time zones alone...

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  20. That would be a challenge living in two different time zones. I"m looking forward to the longer and warming days. Hope you had a nice weekend

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  21. Is that a robin? :)

    It usually takes me a few days to get all of the clocks changed. I'm not sure DST serves much real purpose these days.

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  22. Oh I had forgotten about your weird time zone thing!

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  23. Wow! That would be confusing!

    My body it confused right now, that's for sure. :)

    Love the chirping birds.

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  24. My daughter and I were just talking about how confusing it must be if someone lived right on a time line! Ach! I can't imagine living/working in two different time zones!

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  25. Beautiful! We are firmly in one time zone, but I work from home for companies all over the place. It is a challenge to remember who is in what time zone... Good luck!

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  26. I do not easily adjust to different times and that would be a nightmare for me, but I think you could get used to it living near or across time zones...

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  27. Sweet photo of the bird in the bare trees. Oh, you do live in an independent place - that is the true country spirit! I suppose it gives you a good excuse for being late! xx

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  28. We have more snow today. I wish spring would come!

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  29. Spring is definitely on the horizon! We had a foot of snow on Saturday but most of it is gone today.

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  30. My family all lives in a different time zone so I am always having to remember what time is three hours earlier than me :) It would be crazy though with you both working in different time zones!

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  31. Woah, that is crazy about the time zones! We observe daylight saving time here but sometimes I wish we didn't!

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  32. Interesting about the time difference that must be very confusing at your house. Love the birds noise:) B

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  33. You have a nice blog and many beautiful photos, I loved the little yellow bird - I used to have many of them as a child.

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  34. Beautiful picture! It took me ages to adapt to living in a country where the time changes according to the seasons. I have lived in London for 8 years and I am still not used to it!

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  35. I remember you saying that before...funny how the time zones cross! On our vacation driving through South Dakota it was the same...the line went right along the Missouri River...confusing!

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