Wednesday, April 28, 2010

4 Leaf Clover

Must be my lucky day!
I found this today while walking with Guy.  I spotted it right away, he was far taller than all the other leaves.  This is my 3rd time finding a 4 leaf clover.  The first time was back in high school.  While running to class and I swooped down to pluck a lawn daisy.  I missed and ended up with a handful of grass, twigs and a tiny 4 leaf clover.  Totally by accident!  The second time was last year while walking Guy... maybe it's his luck?  We were doing our usual round at the Ballard Commons Park and near the edges of one of the pathways I found three 4 leaf clovers.  I picked 2 and left one for someone else to find :)  I pressed them, but I don't know where they are now. 

I guess it's not that hard to find a 4 leaf clover, check out this tutorial on Instructables.  I sometimes look for them, but the times I've found them I wasn't looking.  It's an amusing activity, ranks right up there with looking for Jesus rocks on the beach (rocks with crosses on them).
I didn't take this picture.  I just wanted to illustrate what the rocks look like.

Must be a good omen... maybe Art Chicago will go well.  I'm packing tonight and I'll be in Chicago tomorrow! Ma... Pa... I'm goin' to the Big City! :P


Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors said...

My grandmother used to be able to find 4 leaf clovers. I was convinced it was a gift. Even when she was nearly blind and 90 years old, she still found one for me. She's gone now, but my consolation is that my son can find them too.
Thanks for the link to the instructable.

Diem Chau said...

Hereditary traits sometimes will skip a generation or 2... or maybe we tend to look down while we walk! I run into things a lot. Thanks for sharing your story :)