When I take photos I feel instantly connected to the world about me; everything has potential. My eye seeks out the tiny, trivial, and through the lens things get somehow shifted and transformed; made otherworldly. It is deliberate, but also alchemic. I use my phone because I take most of my pictures while I walk with my dog Lucky and there is a spontaneity which I find liberating. I have recently moved, and in a place that feels alien to me, this image reminded me of my family, of my love of trees and made me smile.