Aside from the seven-lobed maple under the pergola, the first bits of autumn colour have shown themselves in the garden among the accent plants. Among the first to turn was this Thalictrum:
And then of course there's this Astilbe (one of my finds in the Alpine nurseries of Austria):
And the multitude of sins that are (hopefully) being hidden?
The pots (especially the first photo) are sh*tty dirty. So NOW you notice. Feh.