Friday, March 23, 2018

More Than One Four-Leaf Clover is Not Necessarily a Good Thing

When I was a little girl walking home from grade school, I once found a four-leaf clover in someone's yard. The patch of clover was so big that it was growing over the curb and there it was, standing out from the rest of the clover leaves against the concrete background. I was so excited that I spent the next thirty minutes looking for another one, but didn't find one. Because I was late getting home, my worried mother was not pleased. Despite searching every bit of clover in our yard, I never found another one until the one on Wednesday, and it too was standing out from the others.

Imagine my surprise when I found another one yesterday when I bent over to pick up something.  It was on the edge of the plant and standing a little higher than the other leaves.  I left it there to show Hubby and resisted the urge to search for more. But you know what happens when I find two four-leaf clovers in the same patch? Every time I was near the patch, I glanced over and thought I saw another one. Part of it was my double vision. But I had to take a closer look each time. No, it was just a clover with a split leaf. Nope, it was two clovers entwined. No, it was a clover with a folded leaf. After wasting at least another thirty minutes, I told myself not to even look over there.

Later in the afternoon, I was getting ready to dig up the clover (it's in the way of my new garden and patio) and lo and behold, another four-leaf clover right where I was going to put my shovel. By then, I thought this clover patch must not be regular three-leaf clover, but I examined every clump I dug out and didn't find another four-leaf. So the moral of this story is that you just waste time searching for luck. When it's time for you to have it, it will be right there in front of you.

I'm going out to work on my garden beds again now and clear out the rest of the clover and I. Will. Not. Stop. To. Search. It.


Sandee said...

Well if wonderful things happen to you then I think it's a good thing. This is very rare though. Finding one is hard enough, but all these. Wow.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

MartiDIY said...

True. Nothing good has happened yet but I'm hopeful.

diamondc said...

Marti: Last year I looked through all my clover all over my yard and did not find one four leaf clover, you are so lucky.


Kate said...

Very philosophical, but I think pretty true. Hope you got lots done in on the playing in the dirt front.

Angie said...

"So the moral of this story is that you just waste time searching for luck. When it's time for you to have it, it will be right there in front of you." FANTASTIC!!!!

MartiDIY said...

LOL, thanks. But you know, for the past two days, I've still been keeping an eye to the ground.

Jeannie said...

Well, at the risk of being a braggart, snob and sounding uppity, I am an expert four leaf clover finder. I found two yesterday as I walked to the garden. Might have found a third if I had bothered to bend over (bad back) and look closer (bad eyes). Once I found a four leaf clover patch where every plant was four leafed (my husband mowed it down. Unless I stand in front of something while glaring at him, or put a huge rock in front of it, he will mow it. Weeds and flowers are all the same to him).

Anyway, it is my special gift. I can scan a clover clump as I walk past and my eyes zero in on them. After presenting my 100th or so treasure find to my youngest, smart-mouthed son. He said, "What good is this gift? How does it help you or anyone else in the world? Wouldn't it be better to be able to find $20 bills on the ground instead?"

I felt deflated, depressed, my one superpower was useless.

There is a great moral to this story, an eternal life lesson, but I don't know what it could be. Any ideas?

Jeannie @