I've been friends with this kiddo since before he was earthside. His Mama and I are good friends and teacher colleagues. In his three years on this planet, I have been given a few opportunities to photograph him. This time was right before we said goodbye (for now) as their family moves eastbound away from Portland to start a new life. It was an enchanting afternoon spent wandering the conifers of Fennimore Forrest, chasing sunbeams and adventuring to creeks. I met a pig named Gorgeous and AFF told me about horsetail, did some heavy work at the gravel pit, and shared his treasures. I will miss my friends so much, and I bet they're off on a pretty big adventure. If I'm lucky, I'll get to share more of his story someday.