TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Garden

This amazing Australian native plant, prosaically named the
This amazing Australian native plant, prosaically named the “Bottlebrush” blooms prolifically each year and then gets torn to shreds by parrots. It is the Australian way.

Bottle brush on trees

You know it’s Aussie Summer

When parrots attack

This tree sits in the middle of our garden and gives us shade in the summer months.
This tree sits in the middle of our garden and gives us shade in the summer months.

Apologies for the delay! Technical difficulties I’m afraid.

Last week’s prompt was Eggs/Egg Separator and these wonderful Haiku were the result. Do take a moment to visit these talented Haikuists. Thanks to Tucked Into A Corner for the suggestion “Garden” this week

Thanks to Edwina’s Episodes for first in this week! eggciting!

Elusive Trope has egg on his face after this Haiku!

With ESCOFFIER’S FAVORITE La duchesse de’Erat treats us to a bevvy of deliciousness

[TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge] Escoffier’s favorite

Thanks to Pat for her tale of separations.

With Tucked into a Corner…I have to say it…you always get eggstra! 😀 A wonderful trio of eggy goodness.

An eggstraordinary (I can’t help myself) pair of haiku from DarkLight Harbor

Mira65 of They, You and Me is eggsactly (oh dear) on point with her haiku “Ubiquitous”

Lastly for this week, Al the Author with the profound to the delicious (no yolk!)

How to Participate

If you would like to participate in the weekly Household Haiku Challenge then please write your haiku on your own blog as a post (we love to see your own photos too!), add your contribution as a link to your post in the comment section here and put “TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge” on your tag list on your own post so others can find you! Just click on the speech bubble at the end of this post to access comments.

You can use any aspect of the prompt. “Bottlebrush or Garden” could be the object/place itself, its appearance what your use it for…or something inspired by it as in the example I have written. Anywhere that the concept leads you! It is all about having fun.

If you would like more information about the challenge then you can view the instructions page HERE

Also don’t hesitate to make suggestions for future household objects in the comments section! I need ideas!!!!

You can check out any of the past posts by visiting the Household Haiku Home Page HERE

If you participate but do not see your name in the lists just let me know and I will be sure to add you.

Bon Weekend everyone and Happy Haikuing!


          1. Well I am surprised at you TJ! As Ronovan so perfectly put it…’That dude has a photo for every occasion!’ You do have some absolutely brilliant photos of all sorts of things. I am hoping you will be able to catch the naughty parrots in the act and snap them!
            Have a lovely day 🙂

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    1. Love all yours this week. You have such a knack for capturing an idea. I am not familiar with a pohutakawa. It sounds very exotic. Happy day! 🙂


  1. Beautiful prompt photograph as always, TJ, and a fun haiku too, I sympathise in the annoyance of the pesky parrots! I haven’t participated for a while, and admit to cheating a little with this one. This is one of my favourite photos with many lovely memories attached to it. It is a sort of wild garden, so slips under the wire into the garden category – rather like the little intruders it refers to.

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    1. A stunning haiku. It generates such wonderful imagery and I can well understand you using that photo. It is absolutely enchanting. Thanks so much for participating.


    1. What a wonderful sequence. Moving and exquisite. I love the way you have used the lines from the previous haiku so sensitively and progressed us into the night. Inspiring! TJ


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