Saturday, March 10, 2012

I've been robbed!...

Give me back my hour!

What?!  You'll return it in the fall?

But I need it now!


Time...there's not enough of it and now 'they' are taking away an hour.  Well, not really, but it certainly seems like it.  This must have something to do with the way this was all explained (or not explained) to me as a child..."We're going to lose an hour." "Move the clock forward because we've lost an hour." "Don't forget to change the clock; we're losing an hour over night." What do you mean "we've lost an hour?!" How can anyone lose an hour?!

I need that hour.  I need it for doing stuff and for sleeping and, more importantly, playing with my camera.  I 'suffer' for about a week after the time changes.  For about a week I always feel like I have to hurry and catch up because I've lost an hour.  And then I have all these great intentions of going to bed earlier, changing the clocks earlier, shutting off the TV earlier...all in the interest of easing into this time change thing.  But nothing works.

I've heard numerous reasons for why we need to do this but I just can't justify any of them.  And, yes, I know it will be lighter longer at the end of the day but that sure doesn't help we wake up in the morning.  'They' rob us every Spring and we let 'them.'  Give me back my hour!  Please...


  1. Great shots... I love the extra light, the loss of sleep not so much!

  2. Your clock is exquisite! Love the details you have captured, especially in the first photo.
    We will "gain" an extra hour in three weeks time.....and lose our evening light.

  3. Inspired images! And a beautiful clock. It must be a grandfather, right? I would not have thought to photograph my own grandfather clock in such a way. Beautiful.

  4. Beautiful pictures of your clock! Love the close up details. I feel your pain. I will be out of sync for the week as well. I'm still in my jammies, but I did go out and take pictures this morning. Tired or not. ;)

  5. Very beautiful pictures (and clock). I wish I was this good at macro...

  6. Great photos of your clock. Now if we could really get the hour back.

  7. Loved this post, Helene! Your clock shots are SO gorgeous and your comments reflect mine... dread the giving up an hour in the Spring and look forward to getting it back in the Fall... sometimes I wish they'd just leave it all along... really! I'm so glad you decided to join us and share at 'Weekly Top Shot.' :-) I hope you'll come share again next week...

  8. Great post and beautiful photos.

    Regards and best wishes

  9. I whined, er, posted a similar plea

  10. Stunning photos Helene!!

  11. Great close ups! So shiny and pretty!

  12. You are a hoot! Love your sense of humor and your photos of that gorgeous clock are wonderful. :)

    1. OMG! The Blog Gods are paying me back. Ever since this post and time change, I haven't been able to get to sleep before 2:30 AM every night. And then, when I changed the clock, the time is right but the clock is striking the old hour. Yikes! I may have to 'make nice'...nah!

  13. What a beautiful series this is Helene, and you know what??
    Days are short enough for me!

    Sending you wishes for a wonderful day ahead!

  14. I love the new time...after I get used to it


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