It's hot. It's hazy. And it's humid. I get up before sunrise so I can give the dogs a decent walk before the heat gets to be too much for all of us. But even that's not early enough.
Even at 6 a.m. the air is so thick, I need gills to breathe.
And now, at 6 a.m. the morning is an eerie twilight. The year is already turning towards the dark half of the year, but the heat doesn't know it yet. Soon it will be too dark to take pictures in the morning. I have to wait until I get out of the cover of the woods and am at the end of my walk before the light is strong enough to take a picture. If only the heat would break. Or the humidity.