Every one of us needs sunlight for our health and happiness. We need it on our skin to process Vitamin D, we need it to shine on us to keep our circadian rhythm – our internal clock – in sync with nature, and we need it to tell time. Just looking at the position of the sun gives us a relative feel of time but a sundial tells us the actual time.
What a great way to keep in touch with the sun – use a sundial instead of a watch! This particular sundial is embedded in the side of a monastery in France. It was used by the monks down in the vineyard to tell the time so they didn’t miss chapel or, maybe more importantly, meals.