Washington

Floris van Breugel on May 29th, 2013

This time of year – late May into early June – is a special time in the forests along the Northwest Pacific Coast. During these few weeks you can find wild Pacific Rhododendrons (Rhododendron macrophyllum) bringing joy to the woods with their large pink flowers. Although the Redwood parks in Northern California may be most …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on May 19th, 2013

For a telemark skier, I don’t know if there is a more perfect mountain than Mt St Helens, which offers an easy climb to a superb view and a 5,000 ft continuous run of fun 30° slopes as the ultimate reward. In the spring there is typically a window of a month or so in …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on May 9th, 2013

This past weekend it was warm in the Pacific Northwest for the first time in over 8 months, and seeing as I didn’t travel anywhere warm in that time, it was also the first time I could happily wear a T-shirt in so many months. I hardly remembered what 85° F felt like; what an …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on April 30th, 2013

After a long and dark winter, it’s finally that glorious time of year when the spring wildflowers emerge from their slumber. Together with the sun, they begin in the east, greeting the world with open hearts and smiling faces. This weekend I went out to Wenatchee, on the east side of the cascade range, to …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on February 3rd, 2013

Seattle folks – I have a set of prints on display at Cafe Solstice in the UDistrict, through the end of February. They have some of the best coffee, cookies, and atmosphere that can be found in this fine city, so stop by between 6:30am and 10pm any day of the week! Contact me and …Read the Rest…

Continue reading about Winter’s Blanket – Mt Baker in Winter

Floris van Breugel on January 1st, 2013

Happy new year everyone, I hope you had a fantastic 2012 and a wonderful time with friends and family over the holidays! Just think about how lucky you’ve been compared to this lonely crow I found sitting outside my apartment last week.

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Floris van Breugel on December 19th, 2012

After a busy two months I finally have some time to share a few new images! Life has been busy with my research, getting all my calendar orders out (thank you everyone who ordered one!), and moving to a new apartment, but things have finally started to settle down a little. Click image for larger …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on November 4th, 2012

I recently returned from a trip to Germany, where I gave an invited talk (titled “Inspiring Curiosity”) at the GDT (Association of German Nature Photographers) festival in Lünen, with an audience of about 700 people. It was an inspiring experience, and I also really enjoyed the talks by my fellow presenters including Florian Shulz, Erlend …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on October 12th, 2012

The air is crisp, the sun warm, the mosquitoes have passed, and the hillsides are painted in colors of gold, red, and orange. There cannot possibly be a better time to be out in the mountains! To take advantage of this delightful time, my girlfriend, Aubrey, and I hiked among the golden larches for a …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on October 6th, 2012

Thank you to everyone who has put in their orders for my 2013 Calendars! I’ve exceeded my goal by about 50% so far, which is hopefully an indication that I will be able to make this an annual project! There’s still one last week to get your orders in: Order a 2013 Art in Nature …Read the Rest…

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