Who , What, Why, Where

Hi, I'm Edith and I live in the Minneapolis, MN (USA) area.

I seek to photograph natural beauty wherever I find it, whether in the city or more remote spots. I tend toward smaller landscapes or up close views of what others may not notice or even may step on.

For me, photography is a way of seeing beauty, not just in the spectacular views, but in smaller and more ordinary things. As Eliot Porter said, “Much is missed if we have eyes only for the bright colors. Nature should be viewed without distinction.” My natural inclination is to notice colors, textures, reflections, and patterns in nature and try to capture that.

You can email me  here.

Why the name Birchwind?

ion, adaptability, and transformation.

Wind symbolizes energy, flexibility, a living force, unity, freedom, eternity, balance, an act of change (bring in the new, sweep out the old), unpredictability, change, and life force.

All of these attributes are what I need and desire in my life. After a long hiatus, I have returned to my first love, photography, and the symbolism of birch and wind resonate with the resulting and hoped for changes in my life.

A Personal Update

On September 4, 2018, after several weeks of weight loss, extreme fatigue, reduced appetite, and other symptoms, I was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a rare form of blood cancer. 

Due to this, I have not shot any new photos since July...and very few before then. At this point, I don't know when I will be able to again get out in the field and shoot more images, but I hope that I am not done with photography. I only sell my photos locally, but will shut down sales in a few weeks and let that side of things go dormant for a while. I plan to keep the website up for a while at least. I hope you enjoy seeing these images as much as I enjoy sharing them.