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bougainvillea vine tendrils crept up balcony t’was our washing line! Inspired by but not for Contest 100% true story no poetic licence at all! Many years ago my parents had a villa in Spain, my sister and I would go and stay. We’d wash our smalls and swimming costumes and drape them on the balcony wall to dry. One windy day we discovered them adorning the Bougainvillea. It hadn’t escaped our neighbour Zac’s notice and from that day on it was known as ‘the knicker tree’ 3/23/19

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Date: 4/14/2019 11:19:00 PM
Great Haiku and interesting story
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Date: 3/24/2019 12:50:00 PM
In Spain, I suspect there were a lot of lads who called it the, "Knickers Free" ….. Aloha! Rico
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Date: 3/24/2019 12:51:00 PM
ha ha ha not with my sister around there wasn't she is built like a bsh lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/23/2019 8:48:00 PM
This is hilarious, Jan! You are always so witty!
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Date: 3/24/2019 12:31:00 PM
My aim since day one on soup was to make people smile although the first poem I wrote when my hubby had cancer surgery was a deep one called 'splendid Isolation' I look back and know it is not a well written poem but I would never change a word as it was that poem which kick started me writing:-)I will always try and raise a smile if i can but I do write the odd serious poem from time to time:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 3/23/2019 7:19:00 PM
The story that goes with this poem is so funny and I can see why it inspired this amusing write. Entertaining as usual, Jan.
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Date: 3/24/2019 12:28:00 PM
I was inspired by the contest but doubt this would float Craig's boat so its just for fun:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/23/2019 6:24:00 PM
what a great story, jan! i love that phrase and your poem as well...
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Date: 3/23/2019 6:29:00 PM
Thanks Ilene the villa was sold many years ago but we still have some pics somewhere lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 3/23/2019 5:27:00 PM
My bougainvillea has developed small buds and should show it's purple color in April. Yes, their vines can climb along anything within their reach.
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Date: 3/23/2019 5:31:00 PM
The plant climbed right up the side of the balcony it looked beautiful when it was in full bloom and interesting when it was draped with undies lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 3/23/2019 4:20:00 PM
Sounds delightful Jan I bet you had some wonderful holidays there and bougainvillea is such a stunningly beautiful plant, now with the added colours of your undies, Haha... kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Date: 3/23/2019 4:34:00 PM
lol Ann we didn't use it that much it was rented out in the holidays and in the end they caused so much damage it got sold. It was Zac our neighbour who called it the knicker tree and the name stuck lol:-) hugs jan xx