Muddling through pollen-air

Artsy flowers

I had it wrong yesterday; those were small trees, and this is a shrub. That is, if you use the definition: if you can walk under it standing upright, it’s a tree; if not, it’s a shrub.

Honeysuckle in bloom

Probably another shrub. Invasive? Yes yes yes. Common name: Japanese honeysuckle. Note the dusting (clots and clusters, truthfully) of pollen, probably from nearby pines mostly, on the leaves.


  1. Pooh says:

    We had a honeysuckle tree in our yard when the kids were little. My mom said, “honeysuckle isn’t a tree, it’s a shrub.” I said, “If your grandsons can climb it and be warned about not getting as high as the electrical wires, it’s a tree!”

  2. Sammy says:

    We live in parallel universes!