Hello Little Bird, Did You Remember To “Spring Forward”?   3 comments

Desert Museum-9810 hello little birdImage by kenne

We humans focus too much on time, so much so that when a first grader was being told about daylight savings time and the way you remember whether it’s time to turn the clocks back or forward — think fall back in the Fall and spring forward in the Spring, she asked, “Who tells the birds to spring forward?” Of course the question, like most children’s questions provided for a teaching opportunity — birds don’t need clocks to tell them it’s time to get up or time to go to sleep. 

And then there’s Arizona. The time zones across the United States all sprung forward today, but not Arizona. Like the birds, we follow nature’s clock — no spring forward and falling back for us. Since I come from generations of farmers, my wakeup time is earlier with the passing of each day – no sudden change to my body clock. As a result, I still hear the morning dove calls and see the return of the Western Screech Owl to roust under our entrance way. Life continues to change while staying the same.

Oh, if you live on the east coast, don’t be calling us at 8:00am, EDT!



3 responses to “Hello Little Bird, Did You Remember To “Spring Forward”?

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  1. Silly earthbound human, I live in Arizona, the center of the universe! So we never have to change OUR time . . .

  2. We had a neighbor in Ohio who never changed his time either. He said his cows didn’t change the time they needed milked, so he wasn’t changing his.

  3. For many retirement also contributes to the pleasure of a clockfree life.

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