If you haven’t ordered 2014 calendars yet, please do so soon through my Kickstarter project. Less than 2 weeks left! My calendars feature 11×16.5 inch prints, Sun/Moon rise/set times, tide charts, and seasonal advice. I am printing two editions: California and Washington. Note: this year the calendars will have a Sunday week-start.

2014 Art in Nature Calendars

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A few weeks ago I spent two days in the North Cascades, and was treated to the complete quintessential Cascade experience: miles of rarely travelled paths winding up through wet and green jungles; sub-alpine meadows laden with berries; talus slopes shrouded in swirling mists; alpine lakes with views of glaciated peaks and volcanoes; and natural hot springs to ease the muscles aches.

This time, I’ll let the images do the rest of the talking. I apologize for not having the time to tell a more in-depth story; I have a dissertation to write, which will describe in painstaking detail everything I have learned over the past 5 years about how a fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, uses visual and olfactory information to locate food (like fermenting fruit in your kitchen).

North Cascades, Forests, Ferns Mosses and Lichens

Cascade Jungle : Prints Available

Ferns, mosses, and lichens adorn the lowland forests of Washington's North Cascades. 

Cascade Bilberries, North Cascades, Washington

Cascade Bilberries : Prints Available

Ripe Cascade Bilberries (Vaccinium deliciosum), covered in dew in Washington's North Cascades. Yes, I ate the berries after taking this picture, and they were delicious!

Mist, North Cascades, Washington

Magic Mists : Prints Available

Swirling mists evaporate at sunset in Washington's North Cascades.

Mt Shuksan, North Cascades, Swirling Mists

Cascadia : Prints Available

Mists swirl around an unamed backcountry lake in Washington's North Cascades, with a view of Mount Shuksan at sunset.

North Cascades National Park, Tent Camping, Clouds

Camping in the Clouds : Prints Available

Me and my tent, in the fading light, surrounded by clouds in Washington's North Cascades National Park.

Mt Shuksan, Lenticular Cloud, North Cascades

Shuksans Veil : Prints Available

A lenticular cloud forms over the summit of Mt Shuksan in Washington's North Cascades.

4 Comments to “The Cascadian Experience”

  1. David T says:

    Awesome stuff Floris!!!!

  2. Nicholas Lee says:

    While all these images are great and I’m guessing the main goal of the trip was to get mountain vista style images, I actually think the first image is the best rainforest image I’ve ever seen. It really captures how wonderful warm sunshine is in the dark forest perfectly.

  3. Michael Wu says:

    Gorgeous photo yet again. Meanwhile, it would be great if you would do an exhibition of your photo at some Seattle art gallery/cafes, and offer a talk over your favorite photos!

  4. Thanks everyone for the kind words!

    Glad you like the forest on Nicholas, it was a wonderful moment of light.

    Michael – thanks for the encouragement. I’m very busy the next few months, but will try to make something happen early next year again.