Ah yes – isn’t there a great stretch in the evenings? It seems like at last the winter has passed and Spring is finally making an appearance. Yes, and when the hour goes forward, shur, we won’t know ourselves”
We’ll have another hour of daylight in the evenings. That’s good. I often work late into the night, in my studio, and consequently, I don’t start working too early in the morning. I hear that a lot of artists do the same. It takes a long time to get started, I suppose, but then when you’re into it, you just don’t feel like letting it go. Is it something about the night time and the quiet… ? I’m not sure, but what I do know is that it doesn’t really make sense to work through the night when it’s dark and to waste the daylight hours. Especially from the point of view of energy saving.
I suppose it’s simply a matter of getting used to it. And then, there’s the dawn chorus and the blackbird singing, it can lift the spirit, no doubt about that… Yes, it makes sense alright to get up with the sunrise but still, there’s something about the night…
But now, here’s a link to hear the singing of a blackbird, recorded by pat. sparrowhawk (probably not his real name)
and here’s a link to Birdwatch Ireland if you want to know more about the dawn chorus