I try to get out in my garden by 6:30 am because I work full time. The benefit of this is that at 7:00 AM the nearby Military base plays Revelry and I know what time it is and how much longer I can stay out before coming in, cleaning up the house and getting to work on time. (close to on time in full disclosure)
While in my garden I noticed that the clematis climbing the fence behind my garden swing is in bloom! I do not not what variety these are as they were in a clearance mark down bin at the supermarket, but they are beautiful.
Finding a new bloom or sprout makes going out at 6:30 on a cold, windy morning worthwhile!
"Go out by yourself, face the wind, hold up your head and thank God for this gardening year."...Richardson Wright