I go to bed ~10:30 and am usually asleep by 11. These days (notwithstanding that 8-hour night which I recently bragged about) I am usually up by 4-4:30. This doesn't please me greatly, but I learn to accept the reality of the situation.
There is a lot to do in the hours before Sue awakes: news to read; pictures to Flickr; blogs to write; blogs to read; and, friend's photos to peruse. There is also Wordle and more often than not, multiple games of Sudoku.
On a recent morning, when I looked out the window ~4:35, I was treated seeing to our snow removal guy out there doing his job. He had finished our driveway by then, but he was still active on the block and at the neighbours'.
I grabbed the phone and fired a few shots. At least two are a bit blurry, but I was quite chuffed to get anything on such short notice. I have taken daytime photos of these guys in the past, but nighttime photography is special.