It’s the Time Zone Funk – Backward, Forward And Back Again


I come out of unconsciousness, when I hear the coffee brewing, a start of another day

I go thru my wake up routine, turn things on, visit the non-mentioned room and pour my self some coffee

I hit the dial on the radio, there is organ music playing where the classical tunes should be, what’s this ?

I look at my computer screen and something is wrong

It says it an hour earlier than my brain wants to accept

How did I end up in a different time zone when I never left my home

Coffee inhaled, mind coming out of a fog

Something about Eastern standard, daylight saving time?

Spring, fall, backwards and forward I know it will come to me

I look at the clock on the wall, it’s my time one that I can accept

The world out there is saying one thing, yet around me I’m in a different zone

Oh, I’m in a time zone funk,

With all the adjusting that needs to be done

Clocks are a quick fix

Body clocks take longer, why am I not hungry when it time to it’s time to eat

The sun’s up earlier and sets way too early for my liking

It’s a game of catch up, against the backdrop

Of winters’ approach

When night overcomes day

It’s hard not to have that

Time Zone Funk

reworked, re-posted from 10 years ago

Texture of Tuesday – 2


A texture that changes

And dances

With the slightest movement of air

And the forever pull of gravity

Clear

Yet, reflective of light

Solid

Or part of the air that influences it

A texture within and that which surrounds our lives

It’s there to behold in all of its’ changing textures

Enjoy the day

A Bookish Sunday – Where’s Waldo? -Side Stories


Books, whether fiction or not

Usually are telling you the story of the main characters

In a time and place

Yet in the background

There are those side stories

That fill in spaces

The main characters evolve around

In “Where’s Waldo” we search for Waldo and his friends

Glancing at all the other stories as they unfold

We and all living things are our own main characters

Still we are just side stories in others lives

I keep Where’s Waldo? on my shelve

For it seems our world is more interesting when we search for the side stories

Bookish Sunday – Tales in Non fiction


I look thru my shelves of books

To realize most are non-fiction

Tales told of the world we live in

Stories built upon the past to the present

Earth and us as main characters

As it unfolds into the future

I pulled this book down to open the pages

“New England Forest Through Time” By David Foster and John O’Keele

The slideshow below are dioramas that show NE forest over the cost of 300 years

It book describes the changes to landscape, vegetation and wildlife that have occurred

It is a theme that is discussed in many of the books I have

Whether it’s NE or other parts of the US and the earth as a whole

This book I’m always opening, so it will remain on my shelf

To end this post I’ll add one more picture

In the slideshow we seen the changes that have occurred through our use of the landscape

Today many of our changes have much more long term effects on the landscape

For our use of man-made materials to alter the environment

Has changed the time-line for the environment to recover, if it can

This reminds me of another book ” The World Without Us” by Alan Weisman

Maybe to be looked at again in the future.

Head in The Clouds Monday


In the days when travel was easy

I always look for the window seat

For part of going some where

Is the distance we move to get there

And that makes the journey

So much more interesting

Please indulge me

As I share what I have observed

From my window seat

On “Head in the clouds Mondays”