Although dawn is creeping later and later, Offspring the Third's marching band practice is still at the same very early hour -- and so, we find ourselves going for a walk around the block well before the sun has started to rise over the mountain. It's really a lovely time of day. It is cool and breezy, and cloudy of late. There seem to be more birdcalls now; the night hawks are particularly vocal. The sound echoes around the arroyos in the morning, lending a deep resonance to the calls.
It's a good way to start the day.
(You can hear a nighthawk here: