When I take short overnight photo trips, I often camp. The sleeping bag I use has to be washed at a laundromat. So what would one do while waiting for that load to finish? This common privet has moved into the vacant lot next door, very very close to where I sat in my office forty years ago when that lot wasn't vacant. Bit of an eyesore now, but up close it was a good place for me and the privet too. This invasive hedge shrub now grows in AL, AR, CO, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, BC, and ON. Lenawee Co MI, 6/9/21. Olive family, Oleaceae.