Sunday, March 10, 2019

Now Arriving - DST

Look how late it is already today, and yet the day is just beginning--ah, the joys of Daylight Saving Time (DST). I only just got up with the sun, OK, there is no sun only gray overcast, yet the morning is already slipping away. 

I am encouraged to hear that DST may become the permanent law of the land. An article in The Mercury News, a San Francisco Bay area newspaper, suggests that California may adopt DST permanently and that the entire nation may also decide not to "Fall back." The chief complaint that I have heard about permanent DST is that morning will not dawn until after 9:30 AM for some cities in the U.S. A case in point, however, is Anchorage, Alaska, where sunrise in mid-December is 10:15 AM, and they do not enjoy DST anyway. It seems that Anchorage can deal with it without too many problems.

The day promises to be one of outdoors activity! There are leaves to blow and downed trees to cut, and lawns to fertilize. It is springtime, well almost. And of course there is the home and garden show to attend and dream about what could be!

I continue to find it a bit funny that I fertilize the lawn to grow grass that I then must mow. And that I continue to fertilize the lawn to grow the grass that continues to need mowing. It is a vicious cycle. Who thought of that anyway? But then, who doesn't love the smell of a freshly mowed lawn?

Well, I guess anyone who is not allergic!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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