After several days of steady rain and freezing temperatures, the sun came out today and warmed Lopstick to a reasonable temperature.
I took advantage of the unseasonable warmth and strolled the neighborhood... Then I snapped a couple pics of the bittersweet tower which crowns my driveway.
"...it creates a dark and impenetrable shelter for varied animals. The plant grows well in dark areas in places where it can receive the light of morning or afternoon."
Though this particular bittersweet opts for a high perch...