When out taking photos, I often spend a lot of time just taking in the area I'm in, trying to learn from the environment, letting it speak to me. I look for interesting subject matter in the trees above and on the ground, and try to find interesting combinations of patterns and features in the landscape that compliment each other. For this scene, I just loved how these leaves adorned the forest floor like snowflakes of orange and yellow, with the explosion of colors in the background. I think this might be one of my favorite shots this month. Hope you enjoy it as well.