Hot Colors, Cool Colors and Vine Covered Castle?


This week has been so busy, doing all sorts of things to prepare for the show this Sunday at Royal Roads and Hatley Castle. It’s the Mother’s Day Paint In. We participated last year too. And there is so much to do, like get the display panels ready, get the printing done, make sure all the sculpture is ready and the mosaics… all the little details that make a good show, a good booth.

But, in all this rush, I realized that I have these hot, hot photos of tulips to share,



and I’ve got this lovely cool photo of lilac blossoms after the rain

and a Tree Peony in cool cool white to share too.

Ok back to getting ready, back to organization and lists of things to cross off. Hopefully, if you live in Victoria, you’ll be able to see the show. It really is fun and the artists are great, plus there’ll be plants for sale and music and lovely gourmet goodies. Oh, can’t wait.


13 thoughts on “Hot Colors, Cool Colors and Vine Covered Castle?

  1. Tatyana says:

    Tulips are really hot. Lovely lilac. I love tree peonies! I have only one, pink which is blooming right now. Will post its pictures tomorrow. Very good pictures, thank you!

  2. Helen at Summerhouse says:

    Hi Deb, It really is a lovely castle, and has been used in quite a few movies shot in Victoria. I’m looking forward to the show, it’s actually supposed to be sunny that day!

  3. Helen at Summerhouse says:

    Hi Tatyana, I do love the hot colors of the tulips, in fact, I like hot colors, period. But the Tree Peony, is something I love too, even though it’s white. I just love the perfume too.

  4. noel says:

    aloha helen,

    love the tulips…hey if you have other hot colors, save them for the hot meme at the end of the month…the castle is also very striking, would love to see the inside 🙂

  5. Helen at Summerhouse says:

    Hi Amy, glad you found my blog too. You must have had a look at our gallery to see my paintings. How nice that you took that time! And yes, we do live in what I think is the best place in Canada but then I’m prejudiced.

  6. mary-lou says:

    Thanks for taking many minutes out of your busy day to post more of nature’s amazing colours – beautiful!

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