Although I have been in Ireland for more than a year now, it was only when I visited the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin, that I actually saw the shamrock plant up close. It has three leaves, and should not be confused with the four leaf clover. It was also a lovely emerald green, and beautiful. Like the day. Bright but not warm, clear and no rain. Those are great factors when compared to other days in Ireland. But above all, I spent the day with a good friend and had a great time. That was all that mattered.