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Re: Time change
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Time change
  • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 10:18:57 -0600

I...am solar powered.  Not sure about the SAD..but I know that my body
is powered by the sun.  When I don't get enough...I'm tired and run
down.  So I try to go outside and soak some up when I can.  Even if
it's cold.


On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 10:05 AM,  <sundrops@earthlink.net> wrote:
> Folks, I don't know if I actually have SAD but sure dislike the dark
> afternoons in winter, and the shorter days.  I discovered a curious factoid
> a few years ago.  The time of sunsets and sunrises is not symmetrical around
> the solstice/our clock system.  For instance, at my latitude, the sun sets
> earliest in the period Dec 5 - Dec 10.  After that the sun sets later and by
> Christmas I can usually see the difference.  The sun continues to rise later
> thru the first 2 weeks of January, when the mornings also start getting
> longer.  Knowing the facts about the afternoon inexplicably raises my
> spirits somewhat!
> www.sunrisesunset.com  Check it out!
> I also have a countdown set up on my computer of how many days till we go
> back on daylight savings time. !!
> --Barb Tandy, Grass Valley CA
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 3:07 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Time change
>
>
>> That's my ultimate goal, just to avoid our summers. I diagnosed myself
>> this
>> summer with a new disorder, SSAD or Summer Seasonal Affective Disorder
>> whereby it's too hot to get off the couch.
>> A
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>> Behalf
>> Of BONNIE_HOLMES
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 8:15 PM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Time change
>>
>> Live in summer in one place and somewhere else in the winter.
>>
>> B
>> ETN Zone 7
>> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911.
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI
>> Johnson"
>> <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:14:45 PM
>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Time change
>>
>> Living where I do there is rarely a shortage of sunshine but I have
>> started to wonder if I would be susceptible to SAD. In five or six years
>> husband and I are going to retire and we are not planning on staying
>> here. I originally started looking at property in climates very similar
>> to this. Then one day I was online looking at a place that met about
>> every criteria I wanted, set in high desert country just like here, and
>> out of nowhere I thought "I can't look at this scenery for the rest of
>> my life." That was startling. I don't know if the feeling will last, but
>> it was kind of an "uh-oh" moment.
>> If I didn't want to get out of California it would be easier, but now
>> I'm trying to figure out a place to live where 1) we don't need a snow
>> shovel but 2) It isn't a million degrees all summer and 3) it's still
>> within a couple days drive of our family here. I started looking at the
>> Rogue River valley in Oregon, I read it's supposed to be as sunny as
>> Oregon can get, but I don't know...my little online weather gadget has
>> shown me clouds for the last week there. I remember spending two weeks
>> near St Louis in November - cold, completely overcast and drizzly. I
>> don't know if I could stand a whole winter like that.
>>
>> Cyndi
>>
>> -----Original Message----- From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
>> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>> Behalf Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 6:20 AM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Time change
>>
>> Very definitely I have SAD. I guess it helps to know that I'm not the
>> only one who reacts this way. I have tried the lamps with minor
>> success. I find that hours in front of a bright computer screen has
>> more benefit than any of the lamps I have tried. Even so, I still hate
>> the short afternoons.
>> APL
>>
>> In a message dated 11/10/2010 9:16:11 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>> bonnie_holmes@comcast.net writes:
>>
>> Do you have SAD? I know people with this and the dark really bothers
>> them.
>> We only have a couple of months before more light. :)
>>
>> B
>> ETN Zone 7
>> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911.
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 8:51:21 AM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Time change
>>
>> Bonnie, it's not "winter" that makes me depressed - it's the dark
>> at 4:00 in the afternoon. I don't really mind the cold weather. I
>> do enjoy settling in by the fire in the evening, even if hauling in the
>> wood makes my sciatica worse. I think a snow-covered landscape
>> is lovely. It's just that early dark at the time I am getting ready to
>> wind up the day's work and have some free time that depresses me.
>> And, I must admit, that with my Florida-panhandle background, I am
>> ready for spring to begin by the middle of February. Enough is enough.
>> Auralie
>>
>> In a message dated 11/10/2010 1:26:38 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>> bonnie_holmes@comcast.net writes:
>>
>> Sorry winter makes you depressed. To me, I just want to go inside, get a
>>
>> nice hot dinner and settle down to a good book or quilting, and/or watch
>>
>> a good program. Maybe, I am part bear and want to hibernate.
>>
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