Standard time is here

This morning we changed our clocks from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time. While I don’t like to see dusk before 5 p.m., my husband dislikes leaving to haul his traps 2 hours before daybreak. So I’m happy for him this morning. He will actually travel to his lobster traps while the sun is starting to light the east sky again. Most of the year he watches the sun rise from his boat, so He doesn’t quite get as excited as I do about a beautiful sunrise. Sorry, I just got sidetracked.
Here on the Maine Coast we have lost over 5 hours of daylight since June 21st. That’s a lot! Sunrise this morning is at 6:22 a.m. and sets at 4:27. That’s a short day, but by the time Dec 21st arrives, our day light hours will be down to 7:12 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. I’ll need one of those light machines, and hopefully my husband will be home with his traps on the shore.

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