I remember that photograph from when you last posted it. It's wonderful! Using the trees for scale is simply brilliant!
Respect is key, by the way. I brought up one boy who's now 18 years old, and just spending time with him, actually talking to him, letting him win at chess half the time, etc I think was key in having a meaningful relationship. All of it is still true, except now I have to try hard to win a game of chess.