Autumn is a favorite time of the year and there is no better place to savor these days then in the forests, mountains and coastal areas of New England. We chanced upon this particular scene while hiking along a trail taking us through the marshlands and groves of white birch. The dazzling sunlight filtering through the brilliant yellow leaves of the aspens inspired me to paint this scene. The piece is near completion but I am still wondering about placing a person on the trail. What do you think? Do I need someone in the distance hiking the trail?