Ten months old and really cute. Lily and her mom, who found me on Craigslist, drove up from San Jose to meet me at the Botanical Gardens. I'd not been there for about three weeks, and it was immediately apparent that everything looked different, due to the nature of nature. I looked for familiar nooks that previously had worked well for photographs, to find that lighting and foliage were completely different, even though it was a sunny afternoon like last time.

I took 450 photos over about 1.5 hours. It's necessary to take that many with babies, as one never knows when they're going to crack a smile. With the shutter going off constantly, I know I'm going to catch that split second, randomly elicited smile.