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November 4, 2012

Falling Back

How are you spending your extra hour created by the end of Daylight Savings Time?  Many times in the past I’ve slept it away, which is what my younger daughter and husband are currently doing.  I found myself hungry and ready to get out of bed at my normal “DST” time, so it is 9:00 am on a Sunday morning and I’ve already found myself sitting here at the computer for quite a while.

I’ve been going through my photo archives with this extra hour.  My original purpose in doing so was to take advantage of some offers I’ve received from Snapfish, the photo printing website that I usually use.  What I’ve ended up doing is reminiscing about some of my favorite times of this year.

Cape Cod Sunset

November is a tough month in which to find beauty.   “No leaves, No flowers, No-vember”

sparkly butterfly bushes

We had a frost this morning, and I turned the heat on this morning to take the chill off the house.

Hills Beach sand

Halloween is over.  Thanksgiving will be here in the blink of an eye.  Christmas decorations are in the stores.  I even heard a couple of Christmas songs while I was shopping yesterday.

Kennebunkport Harbor

I know I can’t live in the past, but I’m still not ready to let the cold weather and the holidays have their way!  While I sit here typing this blog post, were it not for brown leaves and bare branches, I could almost believe that winter is not just around the corner.

fiery leaves

Tell me in the comments, what did you do with your “extra” hour?  Are you welcoming the return of the holiday hustle and bustle?  What do you do to get through the dreary days of November?


  1. We don’t have daylight savings time in Oman, but my sons in the USA do, so when I talk to them on Skype I now have a 9-hour time difference, instead of an 8 hour difference. Makes it harder to plan times to talk… 😦

    Comment by catbirdinoman — November 4, 2012 @ 9:35 am | Reply

    • I’ve wondered if Daylight savings is a strictly American thing. I have a friend in France and we found it caused a problem one time when we tried using instant messaging.

      Comment by Karma — November 4, 2012 @ 4:58 pm | Reply

      • I think some countries have it and some don’t. I always look at the World Clock to find the time in far parts of the world!

        Comment by catbirdinoman — November 4, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

  2. I love how you love photography, Karma. Part of me wants to be just like you. As for daylight savings time, I couldn’t believe it to wake up at 6 a.m. and discover it was now 5 a.m.! So I stayed abed. Ha ha. Good strategy, because then Barry had to start the fire and make coffee. Will you be to bed early tonight?

    Comment by Kathy — November 4, 2012 @ 3:39 pm | Reply

    • I do love photography. One of the offers I’m hoping to take advantage of is a sale on photo calendars. I’ve kind of started a little tradition of making a calendar of the girls for their grandparents for Christmas.
      Sleeping that extra hour is never a bad thing. I think many of us don’t get enough sleep most of the time. I don’t think I’ll be in bed any earlier than I normally am on a Sunday night because “The Walking Dead” is on at 9pm tonight. I love that show and will stay up for it. I imagine I’ll fall asleep pretty quickly when it is over!

      Comment by Karma — November 4, 2012 @ 5:01 pm | Reply

      • That calendar idea is very cool!

        Comment by Kathy — November 6, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

  3. Since I have not yet found the button to reset Shasta’s time, I was up at the same time as normal, but instead of it being 5:30 it was 4:30. Aargh! Dogs outed, dogs and cats fed, and I stretched out in my big chair and slept another hour or so. My morning was spent editing photos of my Poland trip in preparation for upcoming posts, and now I am kind of watching football with husband. Love your photos – the last one, in particular is just stunning, a blaze of gold!

    Comment by Carol — November 4, 2012 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

    • Ah, yes, it can be difficult to convince the animals that it isn’t time to get up yet! Teddy’s pointy collie nose poked me several times this morning in the attempt to make me think it was time.
      Thanks Carol.

      Comment by Karma — November 4, 2012 @ 5:03 pm | Reply

  4. Karma, I guess I spent it sleeping, but I had less trouble getting up at 7:30 am (as it was “really” 8:30) As for my dogs, Wendy and Trey, they are more than happy to sleep in as long as they can.

    Comment by sybil — November 4, 2012 @ 5:31 pm | Reply

    • I can say this about the time change, it was nice driving to work in daylight this morning, rather than the darkness it has been for the last couple weeks!

      Comment by Karma — November 5, 2012 @ 5:14 pm | Reply

  5. My sister calls November “stick season”, it’s really hard to find beauty ~ you must dig deep. I think that I got an extra hour of sleep. My sleep pattern is all over the place but waking this morning at 7 didn’t really mean that I lost or gained any sleep. However, the darkness that fell so early was quite startling.

    Comment by Becky Sue — November 4, 2012 @ 10:06 pm | Reply

    • I had been taking note of the early darkness over the past few weeks before the time change, so I don’t think it really struck me til just now – I looked out the window while typing this comment and realized it is pitch black!

      Comment by Karma — November 5, 2012 @ 5:15 pm | Reply

  6. “Extra” hour? I didn’t even feel it, really…. didn’t notice anything different until I left for work this morning, and it was bright outside! It’s a nice change, I always prefer to drive in the daylight – but I know it’s only for a short while. I’m just glad that my boys didn’t let their internal clocks wake them up!!

    Comment by Photo By Holly — November 5, 2012 @ 10:59 am | Reply

    • I noticed how leisurely yesterday morning seemed to pass, but I also noticed how early it was yesterday evening when I started to feel tired! I agree with you on the light for driving to work. The mornings of the past couple weeks had been quite dark!

      Comment by Karma — November 5, 2012 @ 5:17 pm | Reply

  7. I usually don’t like November but this year I’m ready to put away my gardening tools and spend some quality cocooning time! I also started taking pictures on instagram and had a lot fun in particular taking “baretree” pics last year and editing them on my iphone, there really is beauty in every month…

    Comment by Lilli Day aka bookbabie — November 7, 2012 @ 10:45 am | Reply

    • Hello there, Lilli, and thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and comment! I agree there is beauty in every month, some months just make it much harder to find! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — November 7, 2012 @ 3:42 pm | Reply

  8. Karen I don’t want to believe winter is coming. It really dosn’t seem possible. I would swear you and the girls were just here watching the sandsculpting. Now they are just small little piles of wet and blown sand.
    Sunday morning I kept waking up looking at the clock knowing I hadn’t changed the time. I kept thinking ..oh yeah..its really 2am…really 4 am..it all seemed to disturb my sleep.
    I love your pictures…but I bet some really interesting and beautiful winter pictures will appear here too.

    Comment by trish49 — November 7, 2012 @ 4:37 pm | Reply

    • Brrr, the weather we’ve had the past few days makes it feel like winter will be here soon!
      Winter is much more challenging for me with photos, but I will try! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — November 8, 2012 @ 5:16 pm | Reply

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  10. I used my extra hour to catch up on some badly needed sleep. The older I get, the more acquainted I become with Insomnia, a night owl who keeps me awake in the wee hours of the night and then wants to fall asleep around 6am, when I should be getting up. I love falling back, but I’m a cold weather person and love winter. I really enjoyed your collection of photos here, along with your thoughts. Don’t worry. Summer will come back around again before you know it. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — November 15, 2012 @ 1:48 pm | Reply

    • Thank you, Robin.
      It is true – as much as I will complain and grouse about the cold weather, I know summer will arrive very quickly. I’m afraid this school year, my older daughter’s senior year of high school, will go by FAR too quickly and then I will be dealing with the idea that she won’t be here on a regular basis anymore.

      Comment by Karma — November 17, 2012 @ 9:08 am | Reply

  11. Une heure en plus au lit à lire. Un jour plus lent et une fatigue qui est apparue plus tôt le soir. Retour au lit ! J’aime bien la photo des chaises-longues dans le sable. Une impression de vacances en novembre, pas mal du tout 😉

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — November 16, 2012 @ 3:09 pm | Reply

    • Merci Isa. Je m’ennuie de mettre mes orteils dans le sable!

      Comment by Karma — November 17, 2012 @ 9:09 am | Reply

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