There was a filmy veil of soft dull mist obscuring, but not hiding, all objects, giving them a lilac hue, for the sun had not yet fully set; a robin was singing … The leaves were more gorgeous than ever; the first touch of frost would lay them all low to the ground. Already one or two kept constantly floating down, amber and golden in the low slanting sun-rays.
~Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South.
Taken close to dusk on the Knightly Way ridge, Fawsley Northamptonshire, England. Photo: Martin Humphreys.