Arleen Olson’s Books
Orchids’ Allure: Intimate Portraits
From the moment I photographed orchids up close at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco, I was captivated by their unusual beauty and intriguing personalities. After years searching for the most unusual and expressive orchids, I want to share my discovery and fascination of these unique flowers with all orchid enthusiasts and encourage them to look up close and personal, as I did. With my macro lens aimed at their reproductive system (the lip and the column) I was astounded at what I saw.
The orchids’ diversity and extravagant sexual display is how they attract pollinators to ensure their reproduction. Here is my focus, where orchids reveal their spirit, the animating force within all living things. To my eye, they take on characteristics of human, animal, and even other-worldly forms. Angels emerge from their petals.
Each alluring orchid is an invitation to wonder!
Contains over 20 different genera of orchids
8X10 | 88 pages | Soft cover | $24.95
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Humboldt County is a jewel in the crown of NW California. There are over one hundred miles of spectacular coastline, six major rivers, four large lagoons and an abundance of springs and creeks, especially in the winter. These course through ten state parks, sixteen county parks and beaches, the King Range National Conservation area and much of the Six Rivers National Forest. The magnificent Redwood Forests can be found throughout Humboldt County.
9X11 | 168 pages
Soft Cover $29.99
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Hard Cover $49.99
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“Arleen Olson’s Humboldt Wild showcases the unique beauty of the Humboldt country and community. Through her photographs, one is transported into this wild, wonderful place where nature, animals and people come together to form one of the most exquisite and magical places on the planet.”
Julia ‘Butterfly’ Hill
“In our travels, we seek the last, best, wild places on Earth. It is always a joy to return to Humboldt County. The stunning beauty of Humboldt Wild will show you why.”
Michael Muir, great-grandson of John Muir and Executive Director of Access Adventure
Mountains, forests and rivers
Includes twelve postcards from Arleen Olson’s book: Humboldt Wild.
5X7 | $11.99
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