DAY 40 (15 MAY) – Ceanothus ‘Blue Mound’ (Farnham)
Feels like cheating taking a picture in the garden. But these won’t last much longer and I loved to see this blue cloud against a cloudless blue sky. The sound track was a loud hum of happy bees.
Apparently the ceanothus is endemic to North America, in particular California. And the leaves of one kind – ceanothus americanus or New Jersey Tree – were used as a black tea substitute during the American Revolution.