Notice anything majorly different? (Other than the presence of a small but fierce beast?)
Let me give you a hint. Here's the same view from last week. Double-click to enlarge, that should help.
Still not sure? Perhaps the picture below will tell the tale.
No, that's not an alien life form. I finally conceded that although the Persian Vitex (Vitex trifolia) may return from the roots, the damage was too far down the trunk for it to be salvaged. So I got out my reciprocating saw and slowly, carefully cut it down to a stump. The remains of the tree are resting on my patio until I can get a hole drilled into it at the bottom and place it on a piece of rebar. I think it will make a great sculpture in the garden. This time, however, I'm going to place it where I won't bump my head!