What a great take on the recipe challenge. Your gorgeous fall colors are set off beautifully against the neutral background. Beautiful use of whitespace. Great layering behind your sweet photo. Beautiful clustering I really like the leaves that come up the side and hug the photo, The flags and words strips framethe bottom nicely.
"Minne-it's not the Heat, it's the Humidity-sota"--we can find something to grumble about, whatever the season