Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hawthorn Tree

Thanks to Lindsey for identifying the tree in the back yard. I can't say with 100% certainty, but I'm quite sure that we have one of the hundreds of species of a Hawthorn tree. Which is ridiculously awesome because a) they are traditionally associated with faeries, b) they frequently appear in Celtic myth and Arthurian myth.

In fact, the tree in which Merlin was trapped was a Hawthorn, and if you click the above Edward Burne-Jones (one of my favorite artists) image of The Beguiling of Merlin you can see that Merlin is entangled in a tree with exceedingly familiar blossoms....

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