Shamrock, Raindrops and Sunshine - Lots of Green in Irish Spring

Shamrocks after rain, with sunshine in Irish Spring Shamrocks after rain, with sunshine in Irish Spring

It has been a strange old winter and early spring here in Ireland. We have had a few storms and lots of snow, now it's time for some green as we enter the Irish spring.

Here an image of shamrocks, one of the famous symbols of Ireland in an Irish spring, with fresh raindrops after a light shower with sunshine and shadow.

Shamrocks are said to have been used by Ireland's patron saint, Saint Patrick who used the triple leaf to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish during the fifth century AD.

Each leaf is one but made up of three separate leaves, there are many species of small plant that grow in Ireland that could possibly be the shamrock that is referred to in the Saint Patrick story.

Find out more about my photography tours in the Irish countryside, including photographing plants and natural scenes.

 

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