I have a favorite early morning perch at Halibut Point for bird photography. Back-warming light floods onto the cedars where the birds will visit. At this hour the light and air mix tangibly to enhance visibility just when the birds are most active.
I settle into a glacier-smoothed pocket on the quarry rim to make myself into a human tripod, one leg draped over the ledge, the other propped up to support elbows and camera. It's so cozy the coffee levitates all the senses.
Eastern red cedars (juniperus virginiana)
The trees give a good vantage point to ground dwellers like the brown thrasher that want an occasional look-around.
As for me, berries of the coffee tree help to pass the winter agreeably.