1852 in Thoreau’s Journal:
The Pond is now most beautifully framed with the autumn tinted woods & hills—
….How peaceful great nature—there is no disturbing sound…
1857 in Thoreau’s Journal:
The red of oaks, etc., is far more general now than three or four days ago, but it is also much duller, so that some maples that were a bright scarlet can now hardly be distinguished by their color from oaks, which have just turned red.