Winter in the Pacifc Northwest is long and dark....very, very dark. I am just beginning to see a hint of daylight cresting above the horizon in the mornings when I arrive at work at 7 am. Of course this will only last for about 2 weeks because the powers that be have chosen to set our clocks ahead an hour a month earlier than in years past. So when I arrive here at 7 am, it will really only be 6 am and I will be plunged back into darkness yet again. But I'm not bitter...much.
This morning as I got out of my car, I was delighted to hear several birds singing heartily in the stand of trees next to the parking lot! Spring is on its way! But will the time change cause them to rethink their concert? I hope not. It's music to my ears.