These dog days of summer have all but kept me from my most favorite space- but when there's a heat index over 100 degrees and full sun beating down, the garden is not exactly where I want to be. The only time it's tolerable right now is pre-dawn or just before bed time... so that's when you'll find me out there.
I've comfortably slipped back in to my grab-a-coffee-and-the-hose pre-dawn routine, and that's usually how I get my days started now. Standing in my pjs, watering wand in one hand and mug in the other, listening to the birds wake up... Plus there's no better morning smell than wet earth and fresh coffee together. That's the kind of pick-me-up that really gets me going.