Tower of Flower
This clematis has had its good years and its off years. This year is definitely one of its best. After deciding that it would never get more than 6 or 7 feet high, I planted a wisteria opposite its post, and that may have inspired the clematis to climb much higher this year.
And the wisteria must have been reading my mind ("if that thing doesn't bloom this spring it's outta' here") because it has put out a few blossoms of its own. Still, it's the clematis that is getting all the good reviews right now. I like how it complements the azalea on the other side of the walkway.
Which in turn, shows off the cat to great advantage.