Fall has touched the trees and has brought a crispness to the morning air.
I want to stay in bed while it's dark, but the stars this time of year are magnificent. If I go out in the early morning, especially before 6 a.m., the bull's head greets me from above the neighbor's spruce trees.
I can often see a satellite tracking high in the sky and hear the sharp, rustling eeep of bats in the otherwise still morning.
I breathe deeply of the cool, invigorating air and feel it tickle my lungs. I am more awake in those first few moments outside than I often am the rest of the day.
Morning is my favorite time. It readies me for the day.
What about you?