Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Luck of the Irish

Answer to yesterday mystery photo is: Sunny, George, Betsy, DawnTreader, Ginny and SquirrelQueen guessed it and thanks for playing.


It is a candle wick trimmer. the box is to capture all the black pieces of wicks of many candles,  even the chandeliers had candles, each candle had to be trimmed after it had been burned because if relit it caused smoking. If the wick is trimmed of black soot, no smoke.
Thank You Ginny for mentioning in email last night today is St Patrick's Day. I had forgotten. Since I am STUCK on my day trip to the plantation, I decided to look for anything GREEN I took that day. The above photo is what Diane and I saw as we walked back to our car, I said Look, A DITCH. we hoofed it over there and started snapping. the following photos are some of what we found.
this certainly is GREEN

Perfecto! to my astonishment when I checked these photos I FOUND CLOVER and did not even remember it was there. How perfect is that? Click on photo to see the tiny purple flowers nestle up against the fallen log.

I researched to find the exact kind of clover this is and can not find it. I did find this info.
Which is the True Shamrock? Do you know that there is no such thing as a "Shamrock Plant"? The word shamrock comes from the Irish word "seamrog" meaning "little clover". However, there are hundreds of varieties of clover. The question is...what is the "Original Irish Shamrock"? No one can agree

enlarge this one to see the clover and if you want to identify it and let me know, here is one link I found.

9 comments:

Ginny said...

Great header and post! I love the color! But my dear, I believe you have taken a picture of an actual shamrock, inadvertantly though it may be!! We have two shamrocks in our side flower bed that a friend gave us, one with white blooms, and one purple. And this looks exactly like it! They are not up for the spring yet, or I'd go outside and compare for you. By "shamrock", I am meaning the plant the we commonly refer to as the Irish one. Might be wood sorrell, as well. We have lots of it out back. Again, it's not up yet. But I'm thinking the blooms on it are much shorter. But I'd be willing to bet it's one of the two!

Ginny said...

I love your sidebar, everyone needs to look at it! Besides the cool Irish stuff, I don't remember the picture of the candle box and one or two others, but maybe they have been there and I don't remember them. The more I look at that plant, the more it looks EXACTLY like our shamrocks!!! Now I can't wait for them to come up. I will e-mail you a picture of them!!!!

CambridgeLady said...

I would never have guessed that candle wick trimmer.

Great pictures - very apt for the day :o)

I've been meaning to visit you more ..... been a very busy week so far.......

George said...

Thanks for a wonderful St. Patrick's Day post. Not only do you have lots of beautiful green, Ginny thinks you have captured a shamrock. What could be more Irish than that!

Stacey Dawn at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Such pretty Shamrocks!! Happy St Patty's day!

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful greens for today, you got some great shots. Ditches can have some really great stuff and are always worth checking out.

Your clover looks like Violet Wood Sorrel, oxalis violacea.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Sandra.... You came up with a GREAT blog post... Looks like you found a Shamrock --without even knowing it. How special is that--especially on St. Patty's Day.

Hope you had a great day!
Hugs,
Betsy

A Brit in Tennessee said...

The shamrocks are just gorgeous, and the green throughout the Glen even more beautiful....
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you !

Tipper said...

A wick trimmer-makes perfect sense now : ) Love all the green.