Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mimosa Blossoms for Women's Day

The only mimosa tree (also called acacia) I've noticed in town cascades over the barbecue hut next to the Masonic Lodge on Main Street. They used to have salmon barbecues here as an annual fundraiser. Right now the blossoms are at their peak.

March 8th is International Women's Day, but is almost never observed in the United States. The first time I heard of it was when I lived in Hungary a dozen years ago. Saretta pointed out on her Molfetta blog that Italians traditionally give women yellow mimosa blossoms for this occasion. So today, I offer these to you, wherever you are.

Just four more days will complete a year of Willits Daily Photo.


Laurie Allee said...

I didn't know about Women's Day. A mimosa to you, too, my dear! (How about the champagne variety?)

Babzy.B said...

thanks for the mimosa ! happy women's day :)

Hilda said...

Here, mimosa and acacia are two different plants. I can't see the leaves well, but the way it's growing, it looks like mimosa.

I don't think the Philippines as a country celebrates International Women's Day (don't quote me on that though — I'm not sure), but certain groups definitely do. I also commemorated it in my post today, in a weird sort of way.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lovely mimosa, and happy women's day to you, too!

Am continuing to enjoy your pictures daily, and learning more and more about our beautiful little town.

Anonymous said...

The last was from glo.

Dina said...

Happy IWD to you, blogger-woman of almost one year already!

Petrea Burchard said...

I didn't know about Women's Day, either! Seems odd we don't celebrate it here in the states. I do like mimosas. Perhaps I'll celebrate tomorrow.

USelaine said...

Laurie - Champagne works for me!

Babzy - And to you!

Hilda - I think this is more properly called an acacia, but is sort of nicknamed yellow mimosa because of the flower's resemblance. It's likely to have been more celebrated in the old socialist bloc of the 20th century, but I think it's starting to lose any of its political connotation.

Glo - Hey sweetie! This blog is winding down here, to end in a couple of days. But we need to stay in touch!

Dina - Thank you, blogsister!

Petrea - And I think the trees are drought tolerant as well. I know, I know...

Thanks everyone!