The Irony of Springing Forward

Daylight Savings Time, Time Change, Spring Forward, Spring, Kym Gordon Moore, From Behind the Pen

Some people don’t know whether to set the clock 1-hour ahead or behind when it’s time to change their clocks. We remember these simple phrases “Spring Ahead” or “Spring Forward” and “Fall Back” or “Fall Behind” to gauge whether we move our clocks by 1-hour clockwise or counterclockwise.

Yesterday most of us sprung ahead 1 hour, but in my neck of the woods, our weather fell back into the heart of winter. With only 8 days left before the arrival of Spring, I woke up early to the gentle whispers of snowflakes dancing merrily in the breeze of a wintry Sunday morning. While making sure all the clocks that did not automatically adjust were set with the new Daylight Saving time, I watched the sun gradually peer through the sultry gray clouds casting a blanket of warmth on the snow laden branches. Throughout the afternoon, chunks of snow from rooftops and trees fell to the ground and began to disappear like a melting snowman.

By the way, I stand corrected when using the term that represents this time change. It’s Daylight “Saving” Time and not Daylight “Savings” Time as I generally refer to it. Ya live and ya learn eh? Now, about that “springing forward” thingy!


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