Monday, March 12, 2012

Time Circles Forward At Elgin Park

A tousled branch at Elgin Heritage Park bows towards the river.

A bird scans the clouds from its lofty perch.

A pond murmurs deep in the forest where new life is about to unfold.

The inner clock of the natural world rolls to its next cycle without a care. We humans, on the other hand, are a little disoriented this morning because time “sprang forward” by one hour on Sunday. Moving from Standard Time to Daylight Saving Time each March carries on a tradition based on outdated energy saving factors that make a lot of people lose sleep and energy. The process is reversed in November when time “falls back”.

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Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms

19 comments:

  1. Lovely shots and word imagery. I wish we didn't change our clocks. It is so counter intuitive to me to turn a clock forward and back on an arbitrary date.

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  2. Yes, it'll take a while before our bodies have adjusted to the time change, won't it?

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  3. The time changes always mess with me, too! Love you captures for the day and your words are wonderful! Hope your week is off to a great start -- backward or not!

    Sylvia

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  4. Great series!! Especially like the third. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. Terrific editing on the pond photo: makes it look like an illustration in a children's book.

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  6. Lovely shots. At least Nature doesn't have to deal with turning the clock back. If it's good enough for nature, it should be good enough for us. :D :D

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  7. I absolutely love that last photo. It's gorgeous. I've never seen a pond in the woods out there, but I haven't tromped amongst the trees in the Elgin area. Now I know what I've been missing.
    K

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  8. Wonderful shots, but i love most that bird shot. He knows how to give you a lovely composition.

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  9. It certainly takes awhile for us to to get used to the time change. It was quite the storm this morning. First chance I get in due to no power for 6 hours today. Nice shots!

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  10. Look at those beautiful pastels! What a lovely place!

    Well, Sunday, I was at the tide pools at 5:30 a.m. which is 40 miles away from me, with the DST, I had to wake up at 4:30 and that was 3:30am.

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  11. Great pictures, we are still adjusting to the time change as well. I think I probably still have clocks that haven't been changed.

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  12. Great photos - especially the first one which is beautifully balanced.

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  13. I like all your photos, Penelope: the arches made by the branch, a solitary bird on the twig, and the brook which must be whispering poetry. I’ve just learned DST begins at 2 a.m. on the second Monday of March and the expression “spring forward” and “fall back”. I just wonder when the day is not Vernal Equinox day when the daytime gets longer from the next day. People must be busy adjusting the time of clocks and that of home electrical appliances.

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  14. Calling by as another Our World Tuesday participant, lovely photos. We do Spring forward in Europe with our time for another few weeks, can't wait.

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  15. Love the tousled branches! Descartes seems to make you philosophical:)

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  16. What beautiful contrast between the photos, Penelope, the first two with the mottled blue-greys of sea and sky, and the last with shimmering earth shades. And, in each, there is a delicacy that belies the might of Spring's renewal. Regardless of modern man’s attempt to alter time to his/her convenience, it goes on exactly as it must. I wonder if we wouldn’t be better to work with rather than against it.

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