Thursday, April 16, 2009

Longer, Warmer Days

sunrise seen from our window


I’m really glad days are getting longer now (marked by the use of daylight saving time which started around 3 weeks ago). I don’t mind “losing” an hour of sleep due to DST. After all, I feel like I’ve been asleep (and dispirited) during the cold months. Come to think of it, I think it’s better to really go in hibernation like some animals do during winter rather than having to get up and go through the motions of everyday life with your heart in your boots (I didn’t know this expression exist, but it does. And I find it rather a visual description of having low-spirits during winter). Well, that’s the way it is with me for I tend to be afflicted with the winter blues once the cold season sets in.


And if longer days are accompanied by a glorious sun, then it would definitely put me in a good mood. Ok, maybe not always but at least, I would be less cranky. The sun helps me see things in a better perspective. Maybe because it makes you see the brighter side of things, literally and figuratively… or probably due to the idea that you don’t have to stay cooped up inside the house. After all, the ambiance outdoors is so inviting with the warm golden sun, chirping birds and buzzing bees (and fluttering butterflies if it is a really nice day), myriad types of flowers blooming and the wonderful scent of the warm season.


Or maybe because I’m just a “sun-person.” Oh, I don’t try to keep myself meticulously tanned the whole-year round. I’m a sun worshipper in the sense that I love being warm, waking up to a bright, cheerful day and be able to go out... with just one layer of clothing (I find winter clothes cumbersome)! And of course, it’s an opportunity for me to try having a green thumb. I might not be born with it, but who knows, with practice, I might be able to make things grow without them dying in the middle of their life cycle *winks*.


Well, after the early arrival of spring and its sudden departure, I believe the sun has finally decided to come back, albeit timidly. And I’m optimistic it’s going to stay this time *cross fingers.* With longer sunny days and be able to have outdoor meals, take early evening short walks or watch the sun goes down with the lingering afternoon warmth, who would grudge about "losing" one hour of “night time”?

3 comments:

Makis said...

I'm with you with being a sun worshipper. I really prefer the heat hands down. I won't even be bothered if it's a heat wave. Yesterday, we had an apocalyptic weather, graced by an hour of hail.

lisaschaos said...

These photos are amazing! I have been enjoying warmer days lately, until today - it's rainy and cold./ :(

lareine said...

to makis: maybe that's why april fool's day is in april --- the weather can sometimes be crazy!:)... hope the hail didn't do much damage there... especially to the people's morale... hail in april is like a needle that burst the bubble...

to lisascahos: hope the sun comes back... it's really such a drag when you're already geared up for the warmer season, then comes the abominable cold, wet day!...

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