My new look is the result of some window gazing. Out my kitchen window I can see my poinsettia, my dwarf Hass avocado, and my ornamental pear tree. The picture in my header is what the blossoms on the ornamental pear looked like last year about this time. It was gorgeous! This year it's looking quite bedraggled. The poinsettia grew very tall this year--the new canes reached even higher than this pic from last year: It has bloomed continuously since October but now is starting to lose its leaves. I'll cut back the canes next month and start fertilizing monthly (if I can remember to!) so I get the really deep dark green leaves next season.