Maples Leaves over a Brook

Autumnal Tints
“Some single trees, wholly bright scarlet, seen against others of their kind still freshly green, or against evergreens, are more memorable than whole groves will be by-and-by.
How beautiful, when a whole tree is like one great scarlet fruit full of ripe juices, every leaf, from lowest limb to topmost spire, all aglow, especially if you look toward the sun!
What more remarkable object can there be in the landscape? Visible for miles, too fair to be believed.
If such a phenomenon occurred but once, it would be handed down by tradition to posterity, and get into the mythology at last.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Autumnal Tints

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