Ceanothus in the Snow

One of my ongoing bardic arts projects is a series of crocheted blankets of my own design and making, each inspired by a different native plant or animal of California.

The first one was inspired by the ceanothus (wild California lilac) bushes planted on our property as part of our ongoing ecosystem restoration project. Now, we never get any real snow in these hills, but we do occasionally (though rarely) experience a ground-whitening frost, often about the time when all our the wild mountain lilacs bloom, and so: Ceanothus in the Snow:

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