I was fascinated by the diversity of the flora at the North Cascades Institute's Environmental Learning Center last weekend while I taught the printmaking workshop. To the left is Bernice Harris' photo of a Fairy Slipper, Calypso bulbosa. We observed a large colony of them on the trail to Sourdough Creek Falls.
To the right is one student's botanical print of a black cottonwood leaf; she was delighted by how it looked on newsprint, and we thought it was reminiscent of Mexican artist Jose Posada and later folk art-inspired woodcuts of the 1920s and 30s.
The same student created these colorful fiddleheads.
Here is another student's print of a dogwood blossom.