Friday, November 09, 2007

Light Envy

I haven't been in the South for the fall time change in well over 20 years. Last Sunday afternoon, I was desperate to get my mother and sister away from the sale rack at Dillard's so that I could get home and take my laundry in. I had to pack and I didn't want damp clothes.

My mother and sister casually strolled out of the store, not understanding what had me so upset. As I walked outside well past 6 p.m. and saw daylight, they laughed at my amazement. I started to think I was a little nuts because I expected it to be dark so early.

It wasn't until I returned to L.A. and realized that here, it does get dark way too early after the time change. By 5:15, it's very dark.

No wonder I have such issues fighting my dark mood this time of year. It gets dark more than a hour earlier here!


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Anonymous said...

maybe it's Daylight Savings Time? or does it get dark early year-round there?

Here, it's tough when it starts getting dark around 4:00 in the winter. And in my area, it's cloudy more often than not, and I have a hard time getting my get-up-and-go going when it's cloudy and gloomy out. I've often considered getting one of those lamps, but I'm not sure it's worth the expense.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Janet, No, they have more daylight being further south.

I'm the same way with cloudy, gloomy days...I just want to sleep!