Today we’re thinking pink from the Amalfi Coast! I’m very happy to be joining in with a great group of expat bloggers in Italy to paint the web pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s wonderful to be a part of such a good community to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness. Here are some important facts from the National Breast Cancer Foundation about why you need an early detection plan:
The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages. According to the National Cancer Institute:
- Nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
- 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.
- Over 30% of women are diagnosed after breast cancer has spread beyond the localized stage.
- When breast cancer is detected early (localized stage), the 5-year survival rate is 98%.
You can find out more information at the National Breast Cancer Foundation or in Italian at Nastro Rosa. Similar to last year, I thought I’d share some photos I’ve taken this past spring and summer of pink flowers in Italy. Most are from the Amalfi Coast, but there are a couple in there I took while in Florence this past May.
Here’s some of the bloggers in Italy participating in the pink post for Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
Linda – News From Italy
Anne – Anne from Oxfordshire
Rosa – Bell’Avventura Tripping Through Life
Cherrye – My Bella Vita
Lucy – On my way 2 work and Other Stuff
Donna – Maremma Guide
Lauren – Mamaquest
Veronika – Modenus Blog
Michelle – Bleeding Espresso
Eleonora – Aglio Olio e Peperoncino
JoAnne – Frutto della Passione
… And many more! Visit the website Mamma Felice to see a list of all the bloggers participating!
Hi Laura, thanks so much for joining in and posting such pretty pictures. We are very spoilt on the Coast aren’t we! I particularly like the one at Scala with S. Eustace (?) in the background.
I was thinking of posting the exact same pink house at Positano that you did !
Ciao Rosa! Thanks so much for organizing the group. 🙂 It was fun to go through all my pictures this year picking out the pink flowers. Yes, there are so many here on the Amalfi Coast… it’s easy! Do you happen to know the name of those pink flowers in the picture with Sant’Eustachio? The grow like crazy here in the spring… and I’m pretty sure they make me sneeze like crazy. Hah!
I thought of you when I took that picture of the pink house in Positano. Could it get more pink? …pink paint… pink bougainvillea… and that strange pink tree just above. Those trees with the spikes are the most unusual trees I’ve EVER seen. There’s one along the Amalfi Coast road in Marmorata as well.
Such beautiful photos, again making my heart ache with nostalgia…
Wonderful post, Laura. Thank you! I am honored to be a part of this joint effort this year.
E xx ♥
Thanks, Eleonora! Everyone should head over and check out your recipe for Blushing Pink Strawberry Risotto. Yum! 🙂
Cherrye at My Bella Vita says
I love your pink photo slide show, Laura!
Thanks, Cherrye! The slide show came about because I got frustrated trying to manage lots of photos in WordPress (still learning…), but I’m pretty happy with how it came out in the end. Love it when things like that happen! 🙂
Hello Laura .. a beautiful post .. I am honoured to be part of this too.
How wonderful that we all got together on the same day .. now what we
need is a huge festival ij Italy for us bloggers to meet 🙂
Ciao Anne! Oh, I agree… we do need a big meetup in Italy! 🙂
Good evening Laura I am reading my way through all these such varied and beautiful tributes to Breast Cancer Awareness. I also feel honoured to have been able to participate today. Gorgeous photographs 🙂
Grazie, Linda! I love the beautiful rose photograph you included in your posts. 🙂
Joanne at Frutto della Passione says
Visiting the bloggers that participated today, lovely post.
Ciao Joanne! Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m making my tour this morning! I’m so glad you included information about The Breast Cancer Site and their Fund for Free Mammograms. Thank you!
Ciao Laura, I beleive the flower is red Valerian (Centranthus ruber). My mother used to make herself a herbal tea from this plant to help her sleep. Stank like smelly trainers.
The prickly tree is known in these parts as the cottonata (cotton tree on account of the large cotton filled fruit). My son grew one from seed. It’s now very tall and sitting in our outside garden but took ten years to flower – gorgeous. It’s real name is chorisia speciosa or floss silk tree,its a member of the baobab family. There are quite a lot of them around Positano!
Ciao Rosa! Oh, very cool. I think those pink flowers are red Valerian. My mom drank that tea sometimes when I was young, and it sure is stinky! 🙂 Thanks for the different names of the cottonata trees. They are so striking! I’ve not seen any up in higher elevations on the Amalfi Coast. Have you? I don’t think they’d like winter in our garden! 🙂