Another year of growth, another year of rust. That's the way with us and that's the way with our front garden and we're all better for it. The grasses E.B. Tillman set a couple years back have gone buck wild beside the walk and the aspens seem to have made some headway in their negotiations with the unstoppable ailanthus (Chinese sumac, Tree of Heaven, whatever) for a little direct sunlight against the Altieri building to the south. Plus that "db" is really popping off against the deep red of our rusting front wall. All is well. Below, views from outside looking in and inside looking out. More early fall photos from the shop compound all week.