Time Flies - or why the birds don't care
Want to fly into a bird hole with me? 🕊 HUH?
Look up why we have daylight saving time. It pretty much started way back in 1908 in Canada. A few people in the US though it was a good idea for various reasons not related at all to what citizens really wanted (sound familiar?) and with the stroke of a pen, we change our clocks ⏰. At least most of us in the US do. Some areas don't. It may be oversimplified to think we can thank our neighbors to the north for this major disruption to our lives 2x a year.
Daylight Savings Time changes have come and gone over the last 100+ years in 70 countries. There is even evidence of it being used to some degree thousands of years ago in the Roman empire. Just seems like people can't settle on a system and stick with it. If you care to do a little reading take a look at the interesting reference I found: Why do we have daylight Saving Time?
But does time REALLY change?
Yes and no. 🤔
Since we live our lives based on the movement of the clock, we notice it as we force our bodies to adjust to the change of routine twice a year. The hours and days we number and apply to our lives really don't change. As the earth 🌎 rotates around the sun we experience seasons and changes to the length of daylight and dark. That is how we were designed to live. And although we think we can 'save time', we can't. Time flying is our perception of the fact of the natural changes to our world every day.
Does nature care what we do with our clocks? ⏱
The birds still come to my feeder each day with the first light of the day. No matter the hour. My body will still wake up at the same 'time' each day. And even if you haven't' noticed our bodily functions are somewhat timed also. 💩
Regardless of what you do or don't learn from this rambling, the point to the tale is . . .
I MAKE ART DECORE THAT FEATURE BIRDS AND HOUSES AND CLOCKS!
Each has a story, each has a design around that, and each is one-of-a-kind.
However, each one is an analog time-piece and must be reset by hand no matter what time you are on. No digital 📱 automatic reset here! To me that is a blessing because they are not effected by power outages.
This cute clock above is there to remind us, we have a time change imminent. And as I witness the birds busily selecting the location for their nest this spring we need to make sure our outdoor birdhouses are cleaned and ready for them.
So it's TIME to get busy….because 🕊 TIME FLIES! <Click to see it and more in the shop.