News from the preserves, parks and backyards of Princeton, NJ. The website aims to acquaint Princetonians with our shared natural heritage and the benefits of restoring native diversity and beauty to the many preserved lands in and around Princeton.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Luck of a Four Leaf Clover
The other day, walking the dog, I saw a neighbor inspecting the ground next to the curb, as if she'd dropped something and couldn't find it. Spurred by a mixture of curiosity and chivalry, I crossed over to ask what she was looking for. Turned out she was searching for a four leaf clover she had seen earlier in the day. To borrow from the song, whe was overlooking a four leaf clover that she had been looking over before.
I looked down with my botany-honed eyes and spotted it within a few seconds. She plucked it, delighted, thanked me effusively, headed back to her house, and I went on my way. I don't know if that four leaf clover will confer any additional luck, but just in the finding it made both of us feel very lucky.
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