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Picture from the Internet - it is not my garden! 

Summer is here - how I love this time of year! My garden’s filled with sweet scented wallflowers and pretty pansies. Vibrant butterflies are flitting from flower to flower and bees are busy buzzing, pollinating the xanthic melon and courgette flowers. Purple and pink petunias are cascading like a colourful waterfall from two wall baskets. I grab my gardening gloves and set to work with my red watering can giving the parched flowers a much needed drink. Using my garden kneeler is a blessing as I find weeding the fruit and vegetable patches is such backbreaking work!. As I'm weeding I listen to a blackbird singing sweetly as she bathes in the bird bath. I can't help smiling as a friendly robin redbreast flutters down next to me, pecking at caterpillars which are chomping away at the foliage. The summer sun is beating down and I am feeling exhausted, so it's time to sit in a deckchair and relax with a cooling drink, enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds me.
scarlet strawberries ripe and ready for picking scarecrow waves straw arms
Haibun contest Sponsored by Mick Talbot Entered into Favourite Poem of June 2018 Sponsored by Dear heart a.k.a Broken Wings There is a good deal of poetic licence in the poem! 6/8/18

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Date: 7/27/2018 5:16:00 PM
Awww I remember this garden! Back to congratulate you again for your win again.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/28/2018 2:32:00 AM
Thanks Susan:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/26/2018 7:05:00 PM
Jan, congratulations on your win in my contest, this is a beautiful Haibun and I can see why it is your favorite July win !
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/28/2018 2:32:00 AM
Thanks Constance I really enjoy writing this form:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/25/2018 12:13:00 PM
Congratulations Jan, wonderful write...
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/25/2018 12:14:00 PM
Thanks so much Charlie:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/25/2018 6:02:00 AM
I think I told you before on this one...Great write Jan! Congratulations on you win...hugs // Charlie
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/25/2018 11:58:00 AM
Cheers Charlie I was delighted to place so well:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/24/2018 10:11:00 PM
What a lovely WINNING poem, Jan! Janice
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/25/2018 11:57:00 AM
Thanks Janice:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/24/2018 7:40:00 PM
Such beautiful imagery in your lovely poem, Jan. Congratulations on your First Place win! Hugs, Sandra
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/25/2018 11:57:00 AM
Thanks Sandra:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/7/2018 5:26:00 PM
Enjoyed reading this one. Congrats on your winning work. Sara
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/7/2018 5:29:00 PM
Thanks Sara:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/7/2018 6:47:00 AM
Oh the joy a haibun can bring, recording days of summer bliss, colours, sounds, nuturing flora, a meal unpicked, yet to ripen! Thank you for sharing your delights, and I feel a reward is due. A win, first place, well earned, congratulation dearest Jan, hugs Mick
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Mick Talbot
Date: 7/8/2018 4:26:00 AM
Quote Jan “Many thanks Mick I am so delighted to place so well in your contest, I do enjoy the challenge of this form:-) hugs Jan xx”, unquote. Hey its an honour to have you participating, thanks Jan, hugs Mick
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/7/2018 11:16:00 AM
Many thanks Mick I am so delighted to place so well in your contest, I do enjoy the challenge of this form:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/6/2018 10:17:00 PM
I am now craving strawberries...lol Beautifully Written Jan, Congratulations on your win...hugs // Charlie
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/7/2018 1:32:00 AM
come on over, I am picking them every day... we need some rain as the fruit are not forming as well as I had hoped but the raspberries are now doing well:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/6/2018 9:36:00 PM
Great imagery and love the Haiku :) Congratulations on your win! Hugs Eve
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/7/2018 1:31:00 AM
Thanks Eve:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/6/2018 2:57:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. A beautiful haibun full of imagery. This makes me want to be there, the fragrance so pleasing. Well done!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/6/2018 3:46:00 PM
I wish it was my garden for real!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/6/2018 7:15:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved win Jan, the images you have created are absolutely beautiful, well written. :))
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/6/2018 3:46:00 PM
Thanks so much Roy:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/5/2018 4:15:00 PM
Jan, lovely haibun in all ways! Vivid imges! Love the haiku! Congrats on first place!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/5/2018 5:06:00 PM
Thanks so much Kim:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/20/2018 7:32:00 AM
This is wonderful Jan! ...Good Luck in the contest! Hugs // Charlie xx
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Date: 6/20/2018 3:58:00 PM
Thanks Charles:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/10/2018 7:20:00 PM
Flows like a lovely song, Jan! Janice
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/11/2018 6:23:00 PM
Many thanks Janice:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/10/2018 6:37:00 AM
- This is made of nature's melody and scented by a beautiful summer garden ... beautifully described, Jan - Best wishes in the contest - Happy Sunday :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/11/2018 6:23:00 PM
Many thanks Anne-Lise:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/9/2018 3:07:00 PM
Nice Jan. I like it! A winner as far as I'm concerned!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/11/2018 6:22:00 PM
Many thanks Pat I hope I have got it correct for Mike:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/9/2018 8:51:00 AM
Beautiful reality ... Beautiful haibun ...
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/11/2018 6:22:00 PM
Many thanks Probir:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/9/2018 3:10:00 AM
Lovely piece Jan, summer is definitely the feel good season without a doubt. Good luck. Tom
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/9/2018 3:46:00 AM
It definitely does brighten one's spirits. Wish you were nearer and you could have some of my strawberries I am heading for a bumper crop!:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 6/8/2018 8:51:00 PM
Love all the colorful pics and classic lines.. Summer is a time to take a chance. Keep risking, Jan!!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/9/2018 3:45:00 AM
Got Abba take a chance on me running through my brain lol:-) thanks Chance:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/8/2018 7:42:00 PM
Poetric license that you used VERY well, Jan. Love what you did here. I need to get busy on MINE
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/9/2018 3:44:00 AM
Thanks Andrea I hope the licence doesn't expire for many years. I have a seriously huge crop of strawberries forming and in a few weeks I will be swamped with a strawberry mountain - no scarecrow just netting but I loved the image lol!:-) hugs jan xx