Oh, today is glorious! It is early, and I am here saying hello to the sun which has beaten me to rising. I have light by which to do my household tasks, and it is early enough to even garden a bit before work without doing so by the porch light.
Frankly, I would like the government to pay me interest on all that daylight they were saving for me.
I should note that I was born, raised, and spent the first part of my adult life in Arizona. Arizona is known from many cranky things, it is true -- but it is also known for one quite sensible one: Arizonans see no sense in 'saving' daylight. They have plenty of it as is, and are willing to spend it while they have it. Yes, this means sunrise at 4:45 in summer, but that's . . . well, sensible. Light but not heat yet. And farmers just roll with it, driving their tractors in the early mornings and ending the day in the heat of the afternoon. Working in agriculture, my grandfather had this schedule his whole life. Because of this, I'm not even sold on Daylight Saving Time having an agricultural benefit -- at least not one that's universal to all regions.
So, it's pretty obvious I'm not partial to Daylight Saving Time. I've never been accustomed to it, I don't see the sense in it, it doesn't make sense for even agriculture in very hot climates, and I get cranky every spring when I lose my precious morning sunlight.
How about you -- particularly the smallholders and farmers out there? Do you like Daylight Saving Time? What do you get out of it?