This beautiful two-color print is by Linda McPherson, who tragically lost her life on Saturday in the Oso mudslide. Linda joined me as a student several times at the North Cascades Institute; she created this iris in a printmaking workshop last May. Before her retirement a couple of years ago, she was the librarian at Darrington Library (part of the Sno-Isle Library System) and generously hired me to drive up from Seattle and give programs there for the Darrington community; I usually came up in the spring and we always had a wonderful time and a great turnout, thanks to Linda's enthusiasm. We painted trees, and flowers, and mountains and in the last times I came up, we both marveled at the spectacular view of White Horse Mountain, which she dearly loved, from the new library. I will miss her bright and inquiring mind, and the beautiful work of her hands.