Have you ever pondered the beauty of clover?
Have you watched the wind push the tall flowers,
challenging the bees to keep up?
How many times have you wished for a four leaf clover?
Elusive and magical.
Did you know that in Spring, young clover is edible?
A gift as plentiful as dandelion leaves and purslane.
All beneath your feet in any four-season campsite you visit.
A gift of nutrients to your foraging fortified salad.
Today, after many decades of searching, I changed my inner dialog. Instead of saying; “I never find four leaf clover”. I changed my mantra to; “I find four leaf clover, all the time.” Immediately, I regretted that choice of words (in a Fukushima kind of way) so I sent the feeling of love out over the field and altered my mantra to “I find healthy four leaf clover”.
I looked down and found my first, ever, four leaf clover.
The universe is good that way. She has a sense of humor.
So, while you are out walking in the woods, think about the plants around you that are edible and bring a little back, with thanks, to add to your campsite meals.
May the luck of the four leaf clover be in your hearts today and always.
PS: There are many books on edible plants, by region. Often, through a county extension office, or if you are lucky enough to have a nearby public garden, you’ll find a class on this subject. Do your homework before eating any wild plant and you will be greatly rewarded.
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