During a hike I tend to think a lot. If I’m with someone I do enjoy good conversation. But being among natural surroundings tends to clear my head and help me think about things. During a recent hike I was having a good, clear mental look at my life in general. My pal had gone up ahead to do some filming so I had a bit of time to simply enjoy the sounds of the forest. My mind wandered and had many ideas about some things. And during a deeper thought I just so happened to be struck by this scene. I was actually standing in front of it for a few minutes. But with my mind on other things I had a delayed reaction to it. Seeing those seemingly floating Fall colored leaves in the heart of the green forest seemed like magic to me. I took this image not knowing if I would process it at all. I simply enjoyed the scene for what it was. Obviously I did process this image after all. As rich as the new memory is on my mind I really wanted to share the scene with some loved ones and for anyone that enjoys nature. It keeps my already optimistic demeanor more positive than it already is. And I hope it can do the same for those that see this image. No matter what it represents to them.