This week the challenge over at Kristin's Summer of Color is to make art based on the colours of Baseball Nut flavoured ice cream - deep red and cream for black raspberry and vanilla - yummy!
Thinking about these colours reminded me of a neighbour's garden when I was a child back in the 60's - they had tall Chrysanthemums and Dahlias in a large plot of garden, all staked out with little paths running between the rows.
The flowers were grown purely for cutting and they towered above me - playing with their children the plot became our jungle, hiding place, prison - or anything we wanted really!
Thank you to the very nice gardener at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight last week, who allowed me to climb over a barrier into the non-public area, and photograph the red Peonies up close!
Still on the red and cream theme I thought this Poppy, photographed at my local garden centre, fitted the challenge perfectly - it looks like it's dripping in raspberry sauce!
And still feeling obsessed with the colour scheme this week I picked these up beautiful Alstroemeria flowers at my supermarket.