Home again we are from camping trip #2! Unfortunately, we returned home to a dead main computer. Boo. So I grabbing the laptop, and taking full advantage of the gorgeous weather, a flower filled outdoor patio office became my main stomping grounds.
To be honest, I can’t stand being indoors on a nice day. But I wanted to catch up online. So bringing the works out onto the covered patio was just what my extended vacation ordered.
The setup is really nothing too fancy. A low rider old trunk coffee table was swapped out for a taller trunk desk, and sitting on my pallet wood sofa, I was ready to roll.
Gotta share this mouse pad with you. I picked up this thing awhile ago and I’m crazy about it. The mouse pad has a hard top and metal bottom. I just love how substantial it is. It truly feels like a platform and allows a Mac’s magic mouse to glide wonderfully. Brand name reads as Allsop and was found at Staples, in Chilliwack, BC Canada.
The tray is a Bingo tray I made quite awhile ago. It’s still alive and well and gets reused for various things. Some projects are simply keepers.
My neighbour Janette did a little neighbourly swap. I handed her an iced coffee while she was suntanning and the cup was returned filled with gorgeous blooms. Ever do that? Something is offered one way, but the dish never gets returned empty?
Remember my 2013 clean patio reveal HERE? The flowers are doing so well in all the junk styled planters! I’ve been busy keeping them watered nearly daily along with a good shot of Miracle Grow once a week.
At one point, the geraniums had stopped blooming, but the boost of food created all these brand new blooms and buds. That Miracle Grow is truly something else. I get the powdered type, mix it together with water in a big jug and feed after the plants have been watered.
I only have one complaint and have NO idea what is wrong. These two fantastic vintage bottle styled hummingbird feeders are beautiful! Trouble is, they haven’t attracted even ONE hummingbird yet. Any idea why? Is it off season for them?
Edited to add: feeders were found at Rona and Canadian Tire, both in BC Canada.
The sugar water mix is 1 cup of sugar to 4 cups of water, boiled just until dissolved. Oh well! They are so pretty to look at anyway, kinda like garden jewelry. I’m just stumped, with all those amazing flowers surrounding them, you’d think they’d be in Hummingbird Heaven here.
Also had a little flower fun with a quirky hydrangea centrepiece in an old coke crate with vintage pop bottles.
Right before camping, I spotted these adorable whisks at Fortin’s Hardware Store. (Vedder Road, Chilliwack, B.C.) They even had a full sized broom in this style. I immediately fell in love and had to have a little one.
Wow. I’m just in love with all the flowers, sunshine and nature in general. And am so happy to be home to enjoy it!