Friday, November 05, 2010

it'll be dark soon

After we change the clocks each fall, it gets so dark! There are a lot of windows at work, and it starts to feel like I’m working night shift. That brings new challenges for taking pictures. There will likely be a change of emphasis toward indoor opportunities, but I don’t want to miss out on night photography.

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I hope I didn't obfuscate the post with a misleading title, but this is going to be more about the sun in general than sunsets in particular. Right now, I'm thinking about the setting sun. You know, in the summer, it goes down ever so slowly, and sunsets are stretched out over a longer period of time. But as the seasons change, and the sun sets quicker, I am concerned that it might descend too rapidly and break something. Easy does it, Sunny boy!

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Another random thought: if the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, why is the longitudinal reference point in England? Shouldn't it be somewhere in the Pacific? One more blurb, then I'll stop. John Denver's song "Sunshine." I've been listening to (and singing along with) that song in my car. Play song from iLike.com... wow, that guy was brilliant!

13 comments:

mr. dave said...

i am a huge john denver fan..because he loved creation!

Happyone :-) said...

Though it will be dark earlier in the evening, at least the morning light will get here earlier. I won't have to walk in the dark.
Beautiful sunset!!

Gaelyn said...

I'm glad we don't observe Daylight Savings time as it makes the transition into shorter days more subtle.

Shammickite said...

An extra hour in bed tonight, hooray!
But then it'll be officially WINTER, well, for me anyway. Once those clocks change, I break out the winter underwear.

imac said...

Grand chappy, JD i mean lol, but you aint soo bad my friend.lol

George said...

I really don't like the idea of it getting so dark so early in the afternoon, but at least I'll get an extra hour's sleep tonight!

Denise said...

I forgot all about the time change until I woke up this morning and turned on the news. And I am still and always will be a fan of John Denver. His voice had such a unique quality that I will always love.

lime said...

oh you make me giggle, craver! now i will mentally riff on the idea of the sun breaking something as it sets....or maybe it will be like the yolk of a great egg that breaks and runs all over....

Chris said...

Well it is getting darker over here, much more darker than at your place I think ;-) only 6 hours of daylight left and it is still gonna decrease ;-)

Craver Vii said...

Creation tells a story for those who have ears to hear. I am a fan of yours Mr. Dave, because you love the Creator.

Happyone..."if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another," (1 Jn:1:7a)

Gaelyn, I could probably go either way on this. I think I could appreciate the subtle transition, but right now I like taking advantage of the dramatic conversion. At the very least, it's a safety reminder. When we change our clocks, we change our batteries (in smoke detectors).

Craver Vii said...

Nothing like good "thermals," Shammy! I need to unpack the moccasin slippers, too. One of my family members laughed about me wearing long sleeves and layers to sleep, but I don't care. I'd rather sleep soundly than conform to someone else's definition of "cool."

I ain't so good either, Imac. I tried singing along to the CD on the morning drive, before my voice had warmed up, and ooooh-wee that was noise pollution for sure!

George, I wonder what kind of stories they tell in ancient, "undeveloped" civilizations, especially where they don't have clocks. What kind of explanation do you suppose they give for the shorter days?

Craver Vii said...

Surprise!! Denise, I like the way he sings a story, but the sweet guitar licks... wow! That finger picking gives a song just the right accents.

I guess it would make a person expect to find something scrambled on the Eastern horizon's wake-up time. Good morning Lime; please pass the pepper mill and a slice of toast.

Yes, Chris; the sun recharges its batteries very slowly in the colder regions. But the night has a personality and mystique about it that is beautiful, too.

mommanator said...

wow, what a transition of ideas!