I've gotten into the habit of taking my first cup of coffee outside with me in the early morning before the sun is over the trees. I sit and listen to the birds calling and watch the bees as they go about their chores. It's a very peaceful time of day and surveying the garden from my chair, I'm often overwhelmed by the beauty I see. It's a good time to reflect on the many joys gardening brings me ... once the sun is high in the sky, I'm not in much of a reflective mood. Since I do whine a lot on this blog about the heat and the drought, I've decided to share more of my happier moments with y'all. Beauty and joy are all around me, on my corner of Katy and in my garden of friends.