The truth is, I’ve never been much of a morning person. But this summer, my second spent in the desert, I’ve finally seen the error of my ways. The beautiful, cool(ish) early-morning hours have become precious to me and I’m careful how I spend them. One of my favorite haunts has become a nearby walk-in aviary. Not only are the birds fun to watch, but in their shady, indoor-outdoor world the morning stretches out and seems to last just a little while longer.