I am traveling further afield now to find white flowers. I found this honeysuckle at the junior college. In elementary school there was a whole fence full of this at the back of the playground. I spent quite a bit of time there in the summer months, enjoying the scent but mainly picking flowers, pulling the stamens out and licking the nectar off. Embarrassing, but true.
I went to Home Depot this morning and it was like walking into the Twilight Zone. Soft music was playing, the aisles were neat and tidy, FIVE employees said "Good morning", and TWO of them asked me if they could help me!
Used to be I'd take a Valium before I went and one of the Teens would hold my hand and rub my back and tell me it would be ok. Because it was always a mess, you could never find anyone to help you, and if you did they didn't really help you. Usually rap music was playing. (Was the manager out to lunch and Billy Bob Bozo changed the station?) And the item I wanted was always out of stock with only the little tag on a bare shelf to tease me.
So I'm thinking it's because of the slow down in the economy and the housing mess. Obviously no one has any money for home improvement projects. Too bad for Home Depot, but it's looking good for me Here Amongst The Oaks. And think of the money I'll save on Valium!