Ten Minutes: Clovers
There’s a field of clovers behind my office and that’s where I like to take my lunch breaks. The dense, green setting makes a decent backdrop for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and the promise of finding a four leaf clover is constantly motivating. I’ve spent hours hunched over, picking through the grass with the determination of a psychopath and still haven’t found one. Today’s hunt went accordingly, but as I turned to leave I saw a snake scurrying towards my feet. I leapt with fear and hightailed it back to the office. What an ironic death that would have been. Excitedly regaling my adventure to a coworker, I was abruptly corrected mid-story. Apparently those are oxalis plants, not clovers. That ought to save me some time.