There's something magical about traipsing thru the garden at dawn.
Ordinary perennials take on an ethereal look, refreshed from the cooling balm of night.
The enchantment perseveres into daybreak and the first rays of sun.
It doesn't take long tho (on a mid-July morning) for those early rays to gain strength, sending all but the hardiest souls scurrying for shade.
Near triple digits have that effect.
Choose to linger in the sun for just a bit longer tho and a reward is at hand.
It makes the early riser happy to have rolled out of bed.
and starts another summer day off on a high note....