Sun rises to another day hidden in smokey clouds. The heavy moist morning dew cools the dry brittle grass and blankets the fragrant sweet peas and brilliant hydrangeas. Stillness and peaceful silence as nature takes a deep breath before starting another hot summer day.
Birds begin their chorale with little warm up chirps and trills and warbles. A lone gull heads toward the bay, silently flapping past the zipping hummingbird, over treetops and houses where windows begin to close after a refreshing respite from the heat has cooled the kitchens. Coffee boils as stoves are lighted for breakfast and sinks begin to fill with soapy water