I was working in the back yard, cleaning out the flower beds and raking leaves. Max, our little shih tzu, insisted on being right by my side (arghhh - not a dog person).
I said to Max, "This has been the quintessential fall. Every day has literally glowed with sunshine and golden maple leaves." Max doesn't know what quintessential means.
/ˌkwintəˈsenCHəl/Adjective: Representing the most perfect or typically best example of a quality or class.
And the cows in the fields north of town.