Giving One Back

The time of year to turn our clocks ahead and lose an hour has come again.

We now have to give back one of the 24 hours we gained back on February 24th. Did you know that February 29th is not really the extra day?

See my post A Longer than Normal February.

Westin Prince, Flower clock, Toronto Canada, Spring time, Flower PlantingLuckily I don’t have to turn back a big clock like this one in front of The Westin Prince in Toronto. I will be seeing this clock in a couple of weeks. It looks a bit bleak without the flowers that it will have later in the year.

Westin Prince Toronto, Flower Clock, Flowers, ClocksThe flowers do not get planted until the end of May or the first of June, but then it is really beautiful.

Shangai Customs House - Bund - Daylight Saving Time - Shanghai, ChinaThis clock in Shanghai will not need to be changed as they do not observe DST. They did observe DST from 1986 – 1992.

Quick question: What does DST stand for? Is it Daylight Saving Time or Daylight Savings Time?

See my post Saving or Savings? for the answer.

Big Ben - Elizabeth Tower - Clock Tower - Most Photographed Clock - London, England - Iconic ClockThis clock will not be set back overnight. However, it will change in two weeks. Europe and most other countries that observe DST (or variations) change their clocks at a different time than we do. This makes for an interesting two weeks as I work for a German company.

One of my phone meetings takes place at a different time this week because of this. Fortunately it is an hour later for me and not an hour earlier. I will get to sleep longer that day.

Sundial Surface, Topkapi Sarayi Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, Time ChangeAt least you don’t have to worry about Syncing your Sundial. Click on the link to learn about sundials in Korea and Turkey.

In fact, most of us will probably not have to change many clocks. The only clock that I will have to change is the one in my car. However, this is because I didn’t change the clocks in my kitchen and living room after the last time change. I always just knew they were an hour ahead. Now to remember that the time is correct.

My computers, tablet and phones will automatically change and they are the ones I use for looking at the time.

Now to try and get to sleep an hour early. I guess I should pay attention to the clocks in my kitchen and living room 🙂

Steven

 

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