I like sundials. I would love to have one in my garden, if I had a proper garden. You know, one that wasn't full of things like weeds and squash bugs and rocks. But since I have a messy garden, I have to admire sundials in other places.
I took a picture of this sundial at the SciWorks museum in Winston Salem, and it wasn't until I got home and edited the picture that I noticed Father Time there with his saying. And I was looking at Father Time and thinking he looks kind of creepy in a Grim Reaper sort of way.
Of course it's the scythe that makes him creepy. And then I started wondering, why does Father Time carry a scythe anyhow? What does he need a scythe for?
If you were thinking the harvest, you'd be wrong. Nope, it's nothing so quaint. In fact, if you do a search for why Father Time carries his scythe, you will get an answer that you probably weren't expecting. Certainly I won't ever forget what I learned when I see the ominous Father in the future.
Anyhow, all that eerie business aside, it does seem like just before New Year's Eve is the appropriate time to post a picture of Father Time. Another year gone by. I hope you all have a wonderful, safe, scythe-free New Years!