One of the unjoys of my older life is my proclivity to awaken early. Twice in the past week, I have awaken ~4ish, and after hoping against hope to fall back asleep, I gave up the battle in both instances.
The good part of that is that it is before sunrise, and if I get my mojo going, I can get out for a few photos. These were taken on a trail just around a few corners from our place. Ideally, you want to be out before the sun comes up or just as it's coming up because the light soon turns for the worst after sunrise.
The first three photos were from my first early morning, and the last two from the second morning. I like the first, third and final photos best although the first, especially, loses something in the transfer from the computer to Blogger. Well, I suppose they all do, but the first seems to suffer most from the transition.
So yeah, some nights I don't get much more than 4 hours sleep; this is despite taking a mild sleeping pill. I sometimes leave the pill container out on the counter for a second pill in the middle of the night if I think that it's warranted. In that case, I may get 6-7 hours. The need for a second pill is fairly recent; until the last few months, a single pill usually resulted in 6 hours, give or take.