I took these pictures within a few days of each other. Neither one of them was planned. The first is of my niece, Tori, scavenging for pine cones and flowers in the backyard. The second is of my nephew, Avery, showing off the dog statue he made in art class. Both have a magical quality to me conjured by the delicacy of their hands, the lightness, yet, deliberateness of their grasp, the objects they chose to embrace. A world lives in these pictures -- one of fairies, imagination and childhood secrets, a world I can almost reach out and touch.