Thursday, June 2, 2016

A View From My Outdoor Office

I know summer doesn't officially begin until June 20th, but as soon as the temperature hits 78° F and I have my backyard patio in order, I move my office outside. When that happens, it's officially summer for me.  Each morning I get up early and brew fresh coffee, grab my laptop and head out to my patio in my backyard. It's nothing super-fancy, but I plant a lot of flowers all around in pots and hanging baskets, and I have a nice sized patio with a canvas awning that gets put up for each warm season, and I do my best to transform this space into my own little peaceful oasis. There's a koi pond directly off of one side of my patio where I have a few giant fantail goldfish and a few koi, and this water lilly that I added a few years ago. It just started blooming last week. Each morning when I go outside the blooms are open, and by the time that it's time to head inside for the evening, they're closed for the night. 

I hope you have a great week 
Love, Laura

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article and images ©Laura Beth Love 2016


  1. That's a beautiful photo of your lily, frog and fish pond! I'm glad that you shared it! What a way to spend your warm weather!