Crataegus monogyna (common hawthorn, may, hedgerow thorn) is a small, rounded deciduous tree which is commonly used for hedging farmland in the UK. Here these wind sculpted trees have a distinctive character and form a small degree of wind protection on the Scottish island of Arran. The plant has deeply lobed leaves with flat sprays of scented cream flowers in spring which are followed by dark red berries in autumn that are excellent food for wildlife.
An ideal location for farmers, with easy access to Wind’s hunting territory. The red tint of the foot of the mountain is often seen as intimidating by Wind natives, as it is easily mistaken for lava in the distance, when it reflects the sunlight. It is in fact a collection of ores and minerals. Fire hatchlings often have a giggle at the gullibility of Wind natives.
“I love Pocahontas and it’s not because I’m Native like she is. Her connection with grandmother Willow is like what had with my great grandmother before she passed. And my parents are pressuring me to marry someone from our tribe, but I just got a scholarship and want more in life. They are also unaware that I’ve got a white boyfriend originally from England they don’t know about. I play Colors of The Wind whenever I get annoyed knowing they won’t accept him like I do. Someday though”