Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Oxalis Regnellii (076/365)

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"May you be poor in misfortune,
rich in blessings,
slow to make enemies,
quick to make friends.
But rich or poor,
quick or slow,
may you know nothing but happiness
from this day forward."

Traditional Irish Toast

TIME: 2:10 PM
PLACE: Kitchen counter
SUBJECT: Shamrock plant

I guess that it makes sense that I am using a picture of a Lucky Shamrock Plant (Oxalis regnellii) which is actually native to South America and not Ireland. After all, I'm not Irish either. Not one little bit. Sicilians (Dad's) and Czechs (Mom's) make up my ancestors - quite the combination huh? (If I told you my Sicilian maiden name, you would instantly recognize it - it is the same as the name of a famous gangster - and then I'd have to kill you. *wink*) In any case, this particular plant that we see in many grocery stores, garden and home centers, is not Irish either (as opposed to the Irish wood sorrel, Oxalis acetosella). But it is ideal for today, because it is green, has pretty flowers and the prerequisite three leaves. St. Patrick is said to have used a clover with its three leaves on one stem to illustrate the trinity to the people he was converting. Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Evil Twin's Wife said...

Beautiful photo! Thanks for sharing that today. :-)

Dot O said...

Absolutely lovely!

Sujomi (SuzyHomemaker) said...

ETW - You're welcome...I liked your photo as well! *wink* Actually, I'm a bit jealous! LOL

Dot O - When these are in the stores, you know spring is coming!

Mari said...

It's a beautiful plant - even though it's not Irish! Thanks for the info and the great photo!

Sujomi (SuzyHomemaker) said...

Mari - This project is turning into a great learning experience for me...I like finding out more about the things I capture on film!

bentonflocke said...

wow I love how you do this project!

Your flower macro shot is fantastic love such signs of spring!

Have a great day!