Yesterday, when I was pulling weeds in the garden, I came across a patch of three-leaf clovers. Among those was a lone five-leaf clover.
I carefully plucked the rare beauty and hurried inside, I snapped a few photos on a paper towel, then placed it in the smallest glass I could find to to hydrate the treasure — a colorful undersea hued shot glass from the Cayman Islands.
I began to research a five-leaf clover and finding one is rare – about one in 20,000. There was a young girl in Savannah who even had a bit written about the five-leaf clover she found.
According to Wikipedia, five–leaf clovers are less commonly found naturally than four-leaf clovers; however, they, too, have been successfully cultivated. Some four-leaf clover collectors, particularly in Ireland, regard the five–leaf clover, known as a rose clover, as a prize.
According to an Irish legend, if you find a five–leaf clover, luck and financial success will come to you even more than those who find a four-leaf clover. If you’re relying on a clover to bring you luck and success, though, good luck with that!! (chuckle)
In any event, I’m just lucky I found it. I’m looking for ways to preserve it, and I’ve found a few good ideas from friends on social media.
Here are some tips I’ve been given from some friends:
- Dry it pressed between pages of a book, then laminate it.
- Dry it, then cold laminate it.
- Use silicone to keep the green in the clover to preserve.
- Dry it in between white paper, then laminate it.
I’m thankful for these tips, and I suppose I need to get some laminating sheets. I feel like I want to frame it…..maybe the luck will start pouring in our house.
I have a boomerang from my Dad he purchased In Australia in WWII over our doorway to catch all the luck coming through the door.
I know luck is usually best paired with trust in God. (smile)
But just for fun, do you have a lucky charm in your possession?
Peace, Love, and Five Leaf Clovers
Sheree K. Nielsen
Sheree is the author of four books –
– 2019 Royal Dragonfly First Place for Poetry, First Place for Fine Art/Photography, Honorable Mention for Coffee Table Books Mondays in October
– Chanticleer semifinalist Ocean Rhythms Kindred Spirits
– 2019 Chanticleer Little Peeps First Place Winner for Early Readers, Montaigne Medal Finalist, and Foreword Indies Finalist Midnight the One-Eyed Cat
– 2015 Da Vinci Eye Award Winner Folly Beach Dances
Her newest book, Coffee Coma – poems and photographs about our love affair, and life with coffee is due out by Shanti Arts Publishing!
Any of these can be purchased from Sheree directly so she can autograph for you!!! Visit her facebook page at Sheree K Nielsen, Author.