About nora of rowan + birch
Perhaps the most important thing you need to know about me is the fact that I got in trouble in school quite often because I laughed. A lot. I also have an unabashed, deeply rooted love of Harry Potter. From there, you may be able to discern a few things: I'm a bit of a nerd. I am almost always reading. My idea of a solid Friday night is cozying up with a good book, my roommate's puppy, and a glass of White Zinfandel. Do I sound like I'm in my sixties? I'm okay with that.
I am a lover of stories, of light (and shadows), of coffee shops, and cats. I want to sit across from you at my dining room table or on a hammock in the forest and exchange favourite quotes and songs and poems. When I was a child, my mother had to force me to go outside. These days, you have to force me to go in. I feel most myself when surrounded by open space and fresh air.
Through my photography, I strive to capture the beauty of everyday moments: the golden hours, the quiet revelations, God's glory in the surrounding world. I long to capture the different seasons of the earth as well as the different seasons within ourselves.
Besides Harry Potter, some of my favourite things Include:
- Coffee shops
- Any peanut butter-y ice cream
- Gregory Alan Isakov and his sweet, melodic voice
- Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie & Cocoa Swirl
- Alpine lakes
- Swing Thai's crab and cream cheese wontons
- Pride & Prejudice (2005 film, of course)
- The Avett Brothers
- Mary Oliver
- Rainer Maria Rilke
- All the quotes