Tuesday, March 10, 2009

mar. 10

Ugh! It's 6:50 am, and very dark. This is partly because of the clouds and light rain. But mainly because it's 30 minutes before sunrise. This was a bit hard to take. I feel like I worked at getting that sun to rise earlier, even though it's really the earth and sun doing the work. But still, I was there, every morning, watching the sun rise earlier until finally it rose before my bike ride started. I felt victorious. And now we're back to darkness. Not only that, but it's hard to adjust to the time change. I wish we didn't change at all. Oh well, I will have to try to find the silver lining. Here's the start of the bike path, in slightly more light. The flash is reflecting off of rain drops. It could be worse though. It rained a lot last night and we're supposed to get a wind storm tonight. So this is something of a break in the weather. Temperature was 38 degrees F, winds ESE at 10 mph.

Starkweather creek is full after the rains this weekend and last night.

There were a lot of birds making noises. One is back in town, first time I heard it this spring, and it has a pretty song and it's very common, but I don't know what it is. I even went on some web sites and listened to songs of all kinds of birds in Wisconsin and couldn't find it. I'll eventually figure it out.
The ride home was foggy in light drizzle, but pleasant at 11 am. Temperature was 39 F, winds were 8 mph from ESE. I was riding my white (fast) bike so the winds weren't a bother.


  1. Here in AZ we don't change to DST. I have to say, it's pretty nice to not all of a sudden wake up in the dark again. It's always felt jarring and unnatural to me. I don't miss DST at all.

  2. Oooh, you Arizonan's are so sensible. And how is paradise treating you?