Rich and Golden

Creeper Trail, Abingdon, VA

“It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene,
and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate
with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow,
while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts
into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.”

Washington Irving, 1783-1859
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820)