DAY 38 (13 MAY) – Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) (Farnham)
The faeries must have led me to the hawthorn today. Or else it is a bizarre coincidence, as it turns out 13 May is the first day of the Hawthorn phase of the Celtic Tree Calendar – celebrated by modern pagans.
Also known as the may tree, mayblossom and whitethorn, these joyful white-flowered trees surround the water meadows here and line the banks of the River Wey.
The flower blooms are supposed to be used in spells for fertility, happiness and good luck in fishing. What’s not to like?