On the approach to this deep forest valley, a row of trees stands on an upper rim, like window frames on the fall colors below. A perfect autumn scene.
I like the timing of this image because forest floor is carpeted with mostly red fallen leaves while the trees still hold their color as well. Earlier, the ground would have been brown; and later, the trees would have been bare. The variety of colors in this scene with its mixtures of gold and orange and green make this an idyllic image of the season.
And in the valley below, you can see a small stream of water running off into the distant haze. A really beautiful natural setting.