It’s the time of year for shamrocks and the closest I can come is Oxalis which is often referred to as shamrock plants. 

 I love the way these look red eventhough they are actually purple.  The sun shining through the back side gives them a reddish appearance. 

 They are so pretty yet somehow don’t quite fit the bill of the bright green image in my mind when I hear the workd shamrock. 

Happy St. Patricks Day anyway!

~”St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic. ” ~Adrienne Cook




  1. Dear Teresa, Your oxalis are lovely! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you. P x

  2. They are vibrant!
    May the luck of the Irish be with you all week!

  3. Oxalis are great and so colorful. Had one of those as a potplant outside but… it did not survive. Also had those for houseplants long time ago. Happy St Patrics Day to you!

  4. The pictures are wonderful, and I just love the quote you chose to accompany them.

  5. A fine MM post! Perfect for this week. Have a great St. Patty’s Day!

  6. Beautiful macros of this lovely plant.

  7. so surprising to see these in red…they are lovely!

  8. What a cute little plant. Love those blooms. :)

  9. Perfect choice for this week! I always like to see this delicate plant, year round. Really nice photos, too.

  10. Beautiful macro! Love the bloody red…