Courtesy of timeanddate.com I can give you some of the history of Daylight saving Time. It was invented in Canada in 1908.
Daylight Saving Time is the practice of setting the clocks one hour ahead of standard time to make use of more sunlight in the spring, summer, and fall evenings. While Germany and Austria were the first countries to use DST in 1916, it is a little-known fact that a few hundred Canadians beat the German Empire by eight years. On July 1, 1908, the residents of Port Arthur, Ontario—today’s Thunder Bay—turned their clocks forward by one hour to start the world’s first DST period. Other locations in Canada soon followed suit. On April 23, 1914, Regina in Saskatchewan implemented DST. The cities of Winnipeg and Brandon in Manitoba did so on April 24, 1916. According to the April 3, 1916, edition of the Manitoba Free Press, Daylight Saving Time in Regina “proved so popular that bylaw now brings it into effect automatically.” However, the idea did not catch on globally until Germany introduced DST in 1916. Clocks in the German Empire, and its ally Austria, were turned ahead by one hour on April 30, 1916—two years into World War I. The rationale was to minimize the use of artificial lighting to save fuel for the war effort. Within a few weeks, the United Kingdom, France, and many other countries followed the idea. Most of them reverted to standard time after World War I, and it wasn’t until the next World War that DST made its return in most of Europe.timeanddate.com
So there you have it. At 2am, on March 13, 2022, DST arrived in North America. What did this mean? For most of us it meant an hour’s sleep lost. But what about this fellow? Did he know the clocks had gone forward? Did he care? Nope he just wanted to settle near the canal and keep an eye out for any fish to eat. .
And what about this bird? He also was only interested in watching the water for something to eat .
These youngsters , in the photo below, were just at the water for a quick drink. None of them knew it was an hour ahead for all of us nor did they care!
But I knew! When I got up I had looked out the bedroom window and saw the sun was ready to greet us. In standard time it would have been 6:35. Now thanks to that “spring forward” it was 7:35.
I visited Biasini later in the day and asked the barn workers if they had given the horses their breakfast hay and feed an hour early. Yes, the had. Had any of the horses been surprised to see them early? No, they were just happy to have their food. They didn’t care about any Saving Time Daylight or otherwise!
I think I should learn to live like birds and horses. They know what things are the really important things.
Happy Monday Everyone!