This is the arbor as seen from the other approach.
Here is what can happen when you are not paying attention to how your training is going. The injury should be fine, and this summer the "training wheels" will finally be pulled out, but I'm curious to see what happens to the tube then...
There is nothing I enjoy more than when I'm able to wake up on a sunny and warm morning, put my Bialetti coffee pot on the stove, and then look out the window to see the cats already sunbathing. I grab the laptop, pour the coffee, and slip on my shoes. Nearby traffic is an annoyance, but so it goes in the city.
This is the crisscross on the top of the arbor. It is not straight, and it is a bit overgrown, but I plan to get this all whipped into shape this summer!
The Clematis 'Josephine' is the other big highlight in the backyard this time of year. It lives on the NE willow. I have Clematis vines on two of the other trees, but they have not taken off nearly as well yet.