Pat Starnes Snippets: Friday Fotos - Red Clover

Friday Fotos - Red Clover

When I see red clover swaying in the breeze, a smile comes over me. You might see a simple ground cover or a pretty roadside wild flower, but I see a reminder of my young adulthood.

This agricultural product is used along Mississippi highways to suppress weeds and amend the soil. My first marital home was located in a rural area with a ditch too steep to mow, so I asked my dad about the red clover I'd seen growing near his property. He gathered seeds from the clover (at my request) so I could grow the crimson plant at my house.

Red clover by Pat StarnesMy attempts to grow the clover were unsuccessful, but that isn't important. What is important is that every time I see this clover, I am reminded of my dad's love, in this small way.

It makes the day better. Thanks, Dad.


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Comment balloon 14 commentsPat Starnes-Front Gate Realty • April 21 2017 04:47PM


What a beautiful thought and flower. I too think of my Dad when I see beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing I hope you have a great weekend.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) over 2 years ago


What a great story.  I had no idea red clover suppresses weeds, and how nice of your dad...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 2 years ago

Hi Pat... amazing what things in life bring back wonderful memories of our parents.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) over 2 years ago

You never know what will trigger a memory. Todd ones pop up all the time

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 2 years ago

Pat what a lovely way to remember your Dad! I haven't seen red clover in years so thanks!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 2 years ago

Sometimes it is the simple things in nature, that provide a great deal of delight.  I also like wild mustard for the same reason.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 2 years ago

Good morning Pat. What a lovely story and beautiful flower. Great memories.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 2 years ago

Pat Champion - both my parents had green thumbs, but it's my mom who loves flowers. She'll plant one anywhere there is dirt! 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - the clover keeps unsightly weeds and grass at bay so the highway crew doesn't have to mow as often.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS - where did you used to see red clover? It must have been in another part of the country?

Myrl Jeffcoat - I had to look up your wild mustard, and think I removed some from my yard this morning.  It doesn't belong in my grass. :)

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 2 years ago

I got a lot of knowledge and wisdom from my Dad and he put me where I am today. Aren't Dads wonderful!

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 2 years ago

Good Morning Pat - what a great way to remember your father's love.  I have never seen red clover.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 2 years ago

Love this story - your father sounds like the kind of man who would do anything for you!

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) over 2 years ago

Such a lovely memory and it is amazing sometimes how the littlest things can be the best memories. 

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 2 years ago

Nice story.  We are surrounded by simple reminders like this every day... good memories hopefully.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 2 years ago

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