Breaking away from words that look like you know them, here’s something different.
russet (adj.) IPA Pronunciation:
a yellow or reddish light brown
…But look, the morn, in russet mantle clad,
Walks o’er the dew of yon high eastward hill.
– Hamlet (I.i)
Horatio sure knows how to turn a phrase. He could have just said “look at that pretty sunrise”, though this is a tad better. You want to talk about painting a picture with words? This is a good example of just that.