By nature I'm not an early morning person. I saw an interesting quote on another blog recently that better expresses my feelings about early mornings: "If we were meant to pop out of bed in the morning, we'd all sleep in a toaster!" (or words to that effect).
However, I do acknowledge that there are rewards for getting up early (besides being the first one to get a worm and who cares about that unless you're a bird). The light for photography can be wonderful and often there are beautiful sunrises to enjoy and capture. I was up early this morning for another reason - to spray my apple trees. This can't be done when there's much of any breeze and usually there is little or no breeze in the very early morning. It was still early by the time I was done so I took the opportunity for a quick photo shoot.
(60mm f25 1/10 sec ISO200)
wild plum (I think)
(60mm f20 1/13 sec ISO200)
wildflowers (trout lily)