Saturday, March 14, 2009

Jake's four leaf clover

What do you do on a beautiful fall afternoon at Grammy’s house……yep clover hunt. Trust me when I say this is not a symptom of boredom, but rather a game of hide and seek with nature. Jake loves to climb the 60 foot tall pines near the front porch and then scour about for the mystical four leaf clover. This particular afternoon mission was accomplished with trusty side kicks Grammy, Sophie, and Viv. The hunt lasted less than an hour and the reclusive clover didn’t stand a chance with such a seasoned team. The latent joy of such a find might be missed any other place, but not at Grammy’s house.

History of the four-leaf clover:

The four leaf clover is a universally accepted symbol of good luck with its origin ages old. According to legend, Eve carried a four leaf clover from the Garden of Eden.

"The clovers also occupied a position in the cultural life of early peoples. White clover in particular was held in high esteem by the early Celts of Wales as a charm against evil spirits." Clover Science and Technology". N.L. Taylor, 1985.

Druids held the 4 leaf clover in high esteem and considered them a sign of luck. In 1620, Sir John Melton wrote: "If a man walking in the fields find any four-leaved grass, he shall in a small while after find some good thing.

The mystique of the four leaf clover continues today, since finding a real four leaf clover is still a rare occurrence and omen of good luck.


April said...

Can't wait to hunt for clover again with my grandkids. Actually, I'd be happy just to see something GREEN outside! Love to you all!

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The Sexton Family said...

Sounds like lots of fun! That's awesome he found one.

Shipra Panosian said...

i've looked and looked, but in 34 years, have YET to find a four-leaf clover. So cool! (love the weather you look like you're enjoying down South...I miss the warmth of TX)

mommy4 said...

OMGoodness!! How cool is that? Way to go team Carel! Thanks for sharing this just in time for St. Patrick's Day, I was telling Avery how hard it is to find one. Maybe we should go to your Grammy's house.