Another fun thing about getting to hang out in the country for a few days with nothing to do is that you can just wander around with your camera taking pictures of whatever.
I never knew that milkweed blossomed...
Pretty, isn't it? (especially for a weed) Mr. z's parents and brother grow cherries and apples for a living so I got to see a cherry harvest for the first time (more on that later). I think they thought me a tad bit crazy for wandering around the orchards taking closeups of the trees.
I don't particularly like getting up early but occasionally its worth it.