It’s 7AM And Still Dark Outside
October 23, 2017 6:25am CST
I woke up at 5 this morning, didn’t want too but such is life. I was on the computer for a while and just toasted a raisin toast. Sitting here in the dinning room, it looks pure black outside. I like to wake up to light but that didn’t happen and when I get dressed and get in the car to go get my husband at the airport I hope the sun is rising. It looks like winter, I will miss our early sunrise of summer until next summer. Sitting here with my IPad, I just looked up and I can see some light. Just took the photo above, the sun is trying to come up. Guess I better get dressed and start the day. My plans for the day is to paint today...with a bit of myLot stuck in there too. Happy Monday. I changed my photo now that its light outside...
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• Olney, Illinois
And soon they will change the clocks...although it doesn't really change anything, it just gets dark an hour earlier. I like my early morning light and don't care for the sun not rising until after 7, but I wish they'd just leave it be...once the days get to a certain period/length of light, it really doesn't make much sense (to me) to alter the time.
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I've been sitting here watching a spectacular sunrise. Like you, I'm not enjoying it being totally dark when I awaken. The days keep getting shorter....but we know that come spring time we'll get back to the early sunrises (many people don't get to view them) and by summer, I'll be watching the sunrise over the Northumberland Strait.
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I would love to drive over that bridge...While camping I wake up too early because it's light outside but now in the fall, I am not happy with pitch black until after 7AM. Too many trees where I am so no sunrises or sun sets but soon I will see them again when the leaves fall off the trees.
@PainsOnSlate Its mild and so summer-like here still. But I'm not complaining because these days are numbered. But I did put most of my summer clothes into the cedar chest, so I'm limited to the few autumn outfits that I own and then of course the winter stuff, which I'll gladly wait to wear.
• Gainesville, Florida
My son and I went camping on the beach this past weekend, and on the first night there I told him to look up the time of the next day's sunrise, because I wanted to get up super early so we could watch the sunrise on the beach. When he look it up and told me it was 6:53am, I didn't believe him! I was like, there's no way the sun rises that late! haha
I hope you enjoyed the sun rise. Where we camp in the mountains we can see the sun set over the trees but the sun rises behind us and behind the mountains. I've never camped on a beach and its been years since we camped on a lake. My parents liked to camp on a lake when we were teenagers because there is more to do at a lake than on the river.
• Gainesville, Florida
@PainsOnSlate I definitely loved the sunrise on the beach. It had been a while since I've seen a sunrise, but it is always worth it. One of the things I love about camping is the fact that you are often up and awake around the time of sunrise, and it's just the best feeling in the world to watch everything come to life in the morning.
• United States
My kids are really protesting the time change. They get home at 3:45 from school, if there is any sort of delay, it can be as late as 4pm. They don't have much time to play outside before it is totally dark. They will not be happy campers when it starts getting dark as soon as they get home.
• Greencastle, Indiana
Good morning, I've been up since 3 cause of my left arm that's been given me fits cause of a pinched nerve in my neck. I hope you have a safe trip to the airport & back & you don't have a long ways to go & your day goes like you have planned.
I slept like a baby but nervous about not waking up earlier to get my husband but I've been awake for hours... Our airport is not far away, we can't hear the planes because it's on the other side of the escarpment (our mountain) but the drive there is all highway and will take just 30 minutes. its an easy drive.