Right On Time

bird in air

Pass It On is a new, bi-weekly peek inside the heart and mind of Francis Pass…


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Yesterday, the sun rose at 7:10 and set at 7:01... giving us nearly twelve full hours of daylight.

Man, I love springing forward.

Back in my army days, I’d have to be all dressed and hygiened by 6am for assembly. So I would rise every morning at five o’clock.

I suppose that has stuck with me because I’m typically already awake before my 5:30 alarm. Some mornings I even see 4:30.

Of course, thanks to Daylight Saving Time, that 4:30 is now 5:30.

We’re less than a week away from the first day of spring. As part of our annual ritual, Patricia and I will transition from the sunroom out to the front porch. There we’ll enjoy our morning coffee and watch the sun rise. That’s our quiet time. And I savor every second.

Another sign of spring is the return of hummingbirds. Every year, like clockwork, they come buzzing back. Right on time.

My buddy Tim Reeves always gives me a heads-up when they’re about to arrive. He sees a swarm of ‘em down there at his place just north of Dongola before they head north to our neck of the woods.

We strategically placed our hummingbird feeders so we can see ’em from our front porch.

I love the way they zig and zag through the air. I never get tired of watching ‘em. I wonder if they’re as curious about us as we are about them.

Ah... yes. Springtime. I can’t wait.

What’s your favorite thing about spring? I’d love to know.

Be well. Stay well. Thanks for readin’...

Francis Pass

P.S. – Did you remember to set your clock forward?