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Veronica Roth

Midsummer, meadow, wildflowers and a tiny seasonal journal

The meadow keeps meadowing along with wildflowers and grasses going thru their season an I keep walking thru it taking photos and marvelling at how beautiful it all is. Right now there are tons of peacock butterfly caterpillars on the ragwort munching away. I…

August 2, 2016
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The garden at home

Hello everybody, It’s been hectic round here lately with me trying to settle the house down and get ready to switch countries. For that, I spent several days getting the garden ready for my absence. We’ve been having lovely sunny days and that’s really…

June 30, 2016
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Pizza, family and friends

What is one of the simplest things to make for supper when you have an impromptu get-together at the end of a very busy weekend? Pizza! While the little ones were busy with snacks… …and toys, we welcomed out friends Warren and Taven and…

May 16, 2016
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Painting while Primavera smiles

Just today! I stepped out of the front door and look at these amazing orange poppies! It’s hard to believe that when I first moved into my home, now five years ago, the whole garden was various shades of pink! Now there is an…

May 10, 2016
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Little girls!

How lucky am I? My daughter Kerstin brought my three granddaughters to stay for a few days. My goodness those girls are growing like the peas shoots in the garden. Practically right before my eyes. I can hardly believe that Ever will be 6…

April 27, 2016
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So, not a typical Monday!

Yesterday was such a lovely day. As you know, I had a long walk around the bird sanctuary, and then I dropped in to see my son and his family, drove home and thought, “Perfect, 5pm, I’ll just stick the chicken in the oven,…

April 18, 2016
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Love letter: dear courage

Dear courage, Change is in the air. I feel it. I feel it looming and circling and gathering strength. I can feel it creaking across my heart late at night. Resisting is only prolonging the frustration of the situation I’m in at the moment.…

April 14, 2016
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About Thursday light and painting

I was painting, listening to some random jazz from some random internet music site and thinking that there really aren’t any songs about Thursday. And there should be. Thursday is such a mellow day, isn’t it? It’s a third-cup-of tea-morning-and-15-extra-minutes-in-bed kind of day. The…

March 31, 2016
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A day in the garden and a bone broth recipe for good health

“Come on guys!” I said to Morgan and Milo. “Come let’s do a bit of gardening.” Milo looked at me with his death stare and said, “You can’t mean me, I had the night shift!” Then he yawned, turned around, and burrowed under the…

March 29, 2016