Such puny causes combine to produce these decided effects.I was the more surprised and charmed because grass is commonly of a sober and humble color.The edible part of most fruits is, as the physiologist says, "the parenchyma or fleshy tissue of the leaf" of which they are formed.
I formerly thought that it would be worth the while to get a specimen leaf from each changing tree, shrub, and herbaceous plant, when it had acquired its brightest characteristic color, in its transition from the green to the brown state, outline it, and copy its color exactly, with paint, in a book, which should be entitled, "";—beginning with the earliest reddening,—Woodbine and the lake of radical leaves, and coming down through the Maples, Hickories, and Sumachs, and many beautifully freckled leaves less generally known, to the latest Oaks and Aspens. You would need only to turn over its leaves to take a ramble through the autumn woods whenever you pleased.
Or if I could preserve the leaves themselves, unfaded, it would be better still.
Or, it may be, because it is so beautiful he does not know that it exists; for the same eye does not see this and Timothy.
He carefully gets the meadow hay and the more nutritious grasses which grow next to that, but he leaves this fine purple mist for the walker's harvest,— fodder for his fancy stock.
At our annual Cattle Shows and Horticultural Exhibitions, we make, as we think, a great show of fair fruits, destined, however, to a rather ignoble end, fruits not valued for their beauty chiefly. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting.
But round about and within our towns there is annually another show of fruits, on an infinitely grander scale, fruits which address our taste for beauty alone. October is its sunset sky; November the later twilight.
It is generally the lowest and oldest leaves which change first.
But as the perfect winded and usually bright-colored insect is short-lived, so the leaves ripen but to fall.
October is its sunset sky; November the later twilight" Europeans coming to America are surprised by the brilliancy of our autumnal foliage.
As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting.