It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. ~P.D. James
Autumn's light was perfect for this shot. Summer's temperature made it easy; no chilly fingers to contend with.
I shot at f/7.1 with a shutter speed of 1/60. 1/60 is about as slow as I would opt to hand-hold my camera. Any slower and the risk of camera shake increases.
The path brings our eye into the picture and guides us through it, without allowing us to leave the scene. Once we reach the top of the image, the yellow leaves welcome us and then the evergreen brings us back down to the foreground brush. And then we begin again on the path...