There was a time when Sue and I had similar sleep habits. We'd go to bed and get up around the same time as each other. Having said that, as the teaching years went on, she'd usually let me have mornings to myself. I was up and out quickly back then, so it's not as though we missed much companionship.
As we aged even more, I began to need less sleep. Actually, I might need as much sleep as before, but I just don't get it.
At the same time, she began to require more.
She can require up to 10 hours, and I often don't sleep for much more than 5 hours. She goes to bed first, often by hours, and I am up to get her coffee ready in the morning.
As I write this, I awoke at 3 this morning although I managed to stay in bed until closer to 4.
I was able to check email, read blogs, post to Flickr, follow my Flickr contacts, check my Twitter feed, and look in on Facebook before heading out ~5:15.
Fortunately, both the light and weather are fine in summer, so driving around for a shoot is feasible.
I have a few shots from three different, recent mornings. You have seen others not so long ago. The first batch is from just last week.
From this morning (as I write although I will post it later).
Those were nearby rural roads. The next two are from the park in town, looking downriver.
I don't really like either of those two previous photos, so I will post two, below, that I took from almost exactly the same spot on the evening before.