What would you do?

Last Friday a member of our painting group brought a reference photo to me and asked, "What would you do with this?" So, I gave it a shot in this 4x6 inch mini. It was a challenge in simplification and selection of focus.
Reference photo at top and my mini painting below.

Here it is cleaned up and color corrected. Autumn Confetti, pastel, 4x6 inches


Rejoice, pastel, 11 x 18 inches