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Lynn Deasy is a freelance writer, author, foodie, and garden tinkerer. She lives in a 600 year old house in southern France with her husband, Christophe. Currently, she is looking for a literary agent for her memoir CA VA? STORIES FROM RURAL LIFE IN SOUTHERN FRANCE which examines the oddities of French provincial living from an outsider’s point of view through a series of adventures that provide more than a fair share of frustration, education, admiration, and blisters…. yes, lots and lots of blisters. Lynn blogs every Monday, Wednesday, and sometimes Friday.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I See A Little Light

In the middle of winter, something amazing happens – the mimosa trees bloom.  Being from Chicago, I’m only used to the color gray in February, so I was naturally drawn to blast of color, sometimes towering 30 or more feet into the air.
Initially from Australia, the trees were introduced to Europe in 1824 and appeared on the Mediterranean coast in 1864.  Their branches are filled with small, yellow pom-pom like flowers that give a splash of color to the otherwise colorless countryside.
The flowers have an extremely light, floral fragrant and are symbolic of gold and the sun.  The mimosa is also the image of a triumphant life and victory over evil, which seems appropriate for the season’s first flower that brings the hope of warmer temperatures and spring’s arrival.

Vive le printemps…

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