Oh, without the adjusted light at the end of the day I can't sit on the deck into the evening. But it's too cold to do so anyway. With the earlier darkness, I head to bed a little earlier (or at least drift off to dreamland on the couch). But at my age, I can use the extra slumber time.
Visitors don't stick around as late into the night when it's dark earlier, either.
And those highly-praised "energy savings" from DST? Apparently, not so much.
The historic reason for observing daylight-saving time—which ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday when clocks revert to standard time—is to conserve energy, by pushing sunlight forward into the evening, reducing the need for electric lights.
The U.S. government has found the strategy works. But two academic studies published in peer-reviewed journals rebut the idea, and one even concludes the policy increases demand for electricity.(WSJ 10/31/14)
Perhaps it's time end this schizophrenic clock juggling twice a year? At least one state House wants to keep DST year round.
“In the fall, it’s going to incite more tourism – people are gonna be able to travel a little bit later in the day with sunlight," Johnson said. "It’s gonna spur a little bit more economic development with that extra sunlight where people are out visiting (during) retail hours, and then when it’s been in effect for a year we’ll see the same effect the following spring when we still have sunlight earlier in the year, instead of having to change our clocks.” (st Louis Public Radio 03/01/13)
Me? I figure the rotation of the earth and tilt of our axis and other factors that make God's time are good enought without us fiddling with the clock.
Let's fall back this weekend and leave it there.