This little cabin in Hope Valley, CA looks like an idyllic dream home--especially in the fall. There is good reason for this. The cabin is at the base of a mountain and has beautiful, multicolored aspens in its "backyard." No wonder it has become such a frequently-photographed icon. I have been there a few times this fall to photograph it. This particular shot is from midday October 8th, 2021, and incorporates the "rule of thirds" in the placement of elements in the photo (especially the cabin itself).