It's simple to play!
- Take a picture of something around your house or outlying area.
- Tell what it's about in a few words.
Here is our family shamrock.
Kevin's grandmother was from an Irish family who originally came from Tipperary. She had a shamrock plant growing in her garden here in central California.
When she moved to assisted living a dozen or so years ago, Kevin's oldest brother (named after his grandpa and father) had the forethought to import it to his own garden. A few Christmases ago, a couple of years after she passed away, he gave each of his siblings a pot with a slip of the original shamrock. This one is ours. It is a nice memento of a wonderful Catholic matriarch who so graciously welcomed me into her clan almost 3 decades ago.
(If you feel called, please say a prayer for her eternal repose along with the other faithful departed we are remembering this November!)
Kevin's brother Mike said his part of the shamrock is growing profusely in his garden, but we weren't sure it would like snow as much as valley sun and warmth, so we kept it in its pot inside the house.
It seems slightly constrained and wistful there looking out at the huge incense cedars and sugar pines but has kept growing and green for about five years or more now.
I wonder if it ever feels homesick for the green turf and soft air of the distant island!
Looks like winter has come to the Sierras!
Wishing you a happy Sunday, and keep warm!