Monday, November 4, 2013


Yes, I rode to work today.

And . . .

Even with the overcast sky it was much brighter for the ride to work today than a week ago. I don't mind the time change, but it is difficult for me. It takes me a few days to calibrate the clock schedule to the light schedule.

There were hints of orange in the Eastern sky, but the clouds hung on until mid-afternoon. By evening time there was a stunning sunset. I didn't see it. I did see a photo a friend took of it. Alas, by the time I ventured home the only evidence was reflected off the Eagleton Federal Courthouse and the clouds in the southern sky.

By the time I made it out of Downtown it was getting quite dark.

With the darkness came the slight cognitive disorientation this sudden transition to riding home after sunset brings with it every year. It will be a few days before my new "normal" seats itself and my sense of being at ease with my surroundings will return.

I did stop once on the way home to collect myself. I pulled over and watched the traffic buzz by on Highway-40.

Rain is in the forecast. Fun times ahead.

  • 48F/9C and overcast for the ride to work.
  • 58F/14C and partly cloudy for the ride home.


  1. Love photos 3 and 5.

    I have been going out at night for several weeks now, on pet visits. At first I was totally "blind" and in a city I'm still learning! Very uncomfortable. But I'm much better now and glad of it. Sometimes night driving is necessary and good to keep that skill sharp. And I find myself looking at the clock all day- it's what time?

    1. I liked photo five, too.

      I've never had much trouble seeing at night. Heather has lots of trouble seeing after dark. I'm glad your exercising this skill. Good luck.

      Oh my, the time change. I'm getting better . . . I think.