I'm not sure that I can explain why I like this photograph - I just know that I do. I could tell you that I was drawn to the roots against the moss, how they look like fingers gripping the earth. I could say that it was the shadows and textures. All of those things would be true. And the final image has something I didn't see when I was shooting - and cannot quite describe now.
So I'm left with simply liking it - and that's enough.