It’s 7AM And Still Dark Outside

Canada
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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@JolietJake (41345)
23 Oct
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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@sugartoes (34714)
• Greencastle, Indiana
23 Oct
@JolietJake I'm with you on the time change I don't get it either Indiana didn't use to do it till the year we moved up here & they started it, but I'm like you, it doesn't change anything from what I see.
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@LadyDuck (122031)
• Switzerland
23 Oct
@JolietJake I fully agree with you, change it and leave it for all the year round. We change the coming Sunday here in old Europe.
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• Canada
24 Oct
@JolietJake Very interesting I had forgotten soon they will change the clocks, I don't like waking up in the dark and I do like the time change, it throws us off for a few days and then it's fine. At least for me.
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@Morleyhunt (16688)
• Canada
23 Oct
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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• Canada
24 Oct
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.
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@Morleyhunt (16688)
• Canada
29 Oct
@PainsOnSlate my living room window offers me a beautiful view of the sunrise. Yesterday my sister couldn't resist taking a photo...I didn't even think it was a particularly dramatic, but it was a novelty for her.
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@JohnRoberts (41183)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Oct
Have a pleasant and productive day.
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@Juliaacv (23244)
• Canada
23 Oct
The late start to the day struck me as odd today also. I even did a post about it. There is heavy cloud cover in our area, so I believe that was the cause, but even now, at 7:55 the street lights are still on.
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• Canada
23 Oct
Right after I wrote this the street lights went out. We have some clouds but I think its going to be a nice day.
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@Juliaacv (23244)
• Canada
23 Oct
@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.
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• Canada
23 Oct
@Juliaacv It is warm here too and I wonder when we will get our first frost...
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@LadyDuck (122031)
• Switzerland
23 Oct
It's dark until 8 AM here, on Sunday we switch to winter time, too late, most people here get up at 6, they should have changed one month ago, as we used to do in the past.
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• Canada
30 Oct
We switch next Sunday, can hardly wait.
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@LadyDuck (122031)
• Switzerland
30 Oct
@PainsOnSlate We are finally back to the natural solar time, it is so much more normal. I like to dine with the dark.
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@sharon6345 (109156)
• United States
23 Oct
I like the sunrise as well. It's been very dark in the early morning here too.
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@moffittjc (35708)
• Gainesville, Florida
20 Nov
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
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• Canada
24 Nov
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.
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@moffittjc (35708)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Nov
@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.
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• Canada
26 Nov
@moffittjc I do agree, a sunrise is delightful!
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@Ganma7 (2045)
4 Dec
I love the photos and the fact you can see the changes. When it is light out I feel more ambitious. Dark makes me lathargic. Hope you had a great day painting
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• Canada
6 Dec
I prefer daylight too, Usually because I'm an early riser i sit at the computer until it light...like today.
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@Ganma7 (2045)
6 Dec
@PainsOnSlate I do too!
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@Shellyann36 (8618)
• United States
9 Nov
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.
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• Canada
9 Nov
Thankfully the change of clocks has helped here in the Niagara area of Canada, it was almost light by 7 this morning. And now its bright outside...
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• United States
14 Nov
@PainsOnSlate Yes, thankfully we are still having days that the kids can still play outside when they get home. I like the bright mornings.
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• United States
29 Oct
It is still dusky outside at 7:25 this morning. When I woke at 6 it was pitch dark outside. It started to lighten up a few minutes ago but is still blah out. So don't like the darkness of fall and winter.
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• Canada
30 Oct
I prefer waking up to sunshine too.
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• United States
31 Oct
@PainsOnSlate it is much quieter when it is darker in them morning. I just noted that as I looked out the window. I would like to see the sunshine.
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct
We get up pretty early but it's light here earlier now.
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• Canada
24 Oct
Just looked outside, its 7AM and the east is getting some light and the west is still dark. I prefer waking to sun light.
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct
@PainsOnSlate We've been getting up at 6am and it's well and truly light by then.
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@averygirl72 (14026)
• Philippines
26 Nov
It's Monday here too. It's quite dark here up to 6:30 am. Hope you have nice week ahead
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• Canada
27 Nov
I hope you had a good weekend too.
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@sugartoes (34714)
• Greencastle, Indiana
23 Oct
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.
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• Canada
23 Oct
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.
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• Philippines
10 Nov
Must be troublesome that you had to change clocks just to match the rising and sun set.
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• Canada
11 Nov
Finally the time has changed and it almost light when I wake up now.
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@paigea (21212)
• Canada
29 Oct
I like waking up and watching it get light as I drink my coffee.
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• Canada
30 Oct
Me too but I'm ususally on the computer first thing every morning and it get light out while I type..(so I don't see it happening)
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@redurnet (962)
• United Kingdom
24 Oct
Since the darker mornings have come in I have hated getting up. I actually feel a bit scared of the dark and I hate the coldness too. I walk around with a torch as I find putting the electric lights on is too much for my eyes.
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• Canada
24 Oct
Very interesting, I keep a flashlight (torch) next to my bed and use it in the night so I don't wake my hubby when I get out of bed. Often to just find my slippers....they disappear in the night
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@LoriAMoore (10010)
• United States
24 Oct
Just a week and a half til our clocks fall back one hour
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• Nairobi, Kenya
24 Oct
I love the photos, looks like a place i would love to have a walk at or camp
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@GardenGerty (91049)
• Marion, Kansas
24 Oct
I would love to be at home watching the sun rise. I will leave by 7:30, and it will be barely light.
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@wongchoiyee (6575)
• Malaysia
24 Oct
Have a nice day.
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