Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!! A four-leaf clover for you

A scripture for Sunday also, I'm skipping right over that day this week (please do remember it's Palm Sunday the 16th!).
"All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee" (Psalm 145:10 KJV)



I thought too, I'd skip right over the Ides of March on the 15th. On this date in 44 BC,
Julius Caesar was assassinated. That day always scares me. Why, I don't know.

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I picked this clump of clovers beside the sidewalk leading to downtown Killarney, Ireland.

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There was only one with four leaves. You will have to find it, I did not pick it. Isn't picking four-leaf clovers bad luck? Later in Scotland I was able to find another four-leafed one.

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Our nice B&B in Killarney. This one was on a hill with a wonderful view from our front bedroom window. (link to Muckross Drive House)

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Here is the one I found in Scotland. It was on the grounds at the Drummond Castle and Gardens (


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This picture is not clear although it may show you the four leaves more distinctly.

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Do you remember the Bob and Ray skit about the farmer who was raising four leaf clovers in a greenhouse but a hail storm wiped him out among other things. Seems he was plagued with bad luck.
On your blog below, Texas looks like good this time of year but I suspect it has a sense of urgency about the activities before the stifling heat of the summer months arrive. Enjoy the crowds.
Oh Cliff, we have air conditioning in Texas. We only get the heat between our cars and a building!
Our major sports arenas are airconditioned for comfort!
And the evenings are out of this world with all the breezes.

Of course if we want the sun and heat it is always outside, like the beaches, mountains, rivers and lakes and the likes.

I remember 100+ temps in Nebraska, here in South Texas we sometimes never get that hot all summer.
[small print--our humidity is often high]
That is the first time I have ever seen a four leaf clover - serious.
Jim - The photos of Ireland are great, as is the pink Oxalis debillis (native to So. America, imported to Ireland).

I guess folks are more likely to find 4-leaved specimens on Oxalis, than on the native European and Irish white clover (Trifolium repens). Most of the potted, 4-leaved 'clovers' sold in the states, are actually an Oxalis variety.

The pink flowers are pretty, but I guess it's considered as a pest, since it spreads so freely. There are nicer, better-behaved Oxalis specimens, grown from bulbs, for gardens and containers.

As always, throughly enjoyed all of your photos... Deb
Adi will be featured at Blog Church this weekend.
I am heading out to dinner now, but I'll have Blog Church up later tonight.
I'm going out to eat. I'm trying to keep up with your and Mrs. Jim's eating out schedule.


I'll be back to comment more later.
JD, you're huntin with the BIG dogs if you're trying to keep up with the Jim Bunch.
The luck of the Irish is with thee, Laddy.

We will be attending a St. Patrick's Day parade on Monday night. It will be fun!

We got back from our dinner, and I am so full I could burst. My tummy is very happy. I wish the yummy food had no fat or calories.
Happy St Patrick's day back at you. Are you going to be eating Irish food? I am sure Adi can handle the extra church duties just fine
Cheers Margaret
Hi Jim ~~ Happy St Patrick's Day to you and glad we survived the Ides.
I found quite a lot of 4 leaf clovers when I was a child, but haven't seen any for years now. Thanks for your comments and I hope you didn't staying awake trying to figure out the Nissan Main Dealer. Say it slowly, Jim, with your best Chinese accent and it sounds like Nelson Mandela. It was great to see my grandson and he still loves the army so that is good. Take care, my
friend and not too much celebrating
Regards, Merle.
Jim ~ Lucky find?... Or are there many of those around there? I've never actually found a four leaf clover before. As for the other picture, they are just beautiful! ~ jb///
Very nice pictures, Jim. And happy St. Paddy's to you. We're having Irish stew this year instead of CB & Cabbage.
Happy St Patrick's Day!
Happy St. Patrick's Day Jim! Loved all your pictures! I would love to go to Ireland some day.

Ralph has never seen a 4 leaf clover before? Oh my!

Those flowers are really beautiful!!
Yes, it is St. Patricks Day. Are you wearing your green?

Cliff - don't listen to Jim, it gets darned hot down here in the summer and the humidity makes us drip when we go outside. Air conditioning is our saving grace and without it, we would have some pretty miserable people.
Hi again Jim ~~ Thanks for your comments and there sure are a lot of pubs with green beer. Yuk. I don't even like green soft drink.
Love the little picture your grand-daughter sent you, very cute. I have copied it to try, when I have more time.
If ever. Take care, Regards, Merle.
Dear Jim,
so you've got the four leaf clover eye too. My Mom also has that. She can just go out on a lawn and start searching. In a couple of minutes she has a small bouquet.
I guess that phenomenon is not properly examined by the psychiatrists, pedagogues or whoever
it may concern.
The importance of the Shamrock though, being it's three leaves making one leaf. St. Patrick's example of how The Father, The Son and the Holy Ghost are forming the Holy Trinity.
What a wonderful national symbol. No Lion, no crown, no sword or axes.
A symbol of our Christian belief as we all share it.
From Felisol
Hi Jim,
Belated Happy St. P's Day! Enjoyed the pretty floral photos and yes, I think, one is not supposed to pluck the 4-leaf clover. Scotland sounds marvelous. Best to you

Gel { * * }

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