Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

A Lake Agnes love story June 24, 2011

IT APPEARED TO BE nothing short of a love story played out on a west central Minnesota lake.

Two love birds—or more accurately, ducks—met along the shoreline of Lake Agnes in Alexandria which, to those of you who do not live in Minnesota, claims to be the birthplace of America what with the Kensington Runestone and all found here.

But I digress.

The mallards cared not one wit about the vikings or the Runestone or even me, watching their every move. The drake and the hen had eyes only for each other.

And so the romance spawned on Lake Agnes, on this lake with the name of Greek (not Scandinavian) origin meaning pure/holy/chaste.

© Copyright 2011 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


4 Responses to “A Lake Agnes love story”

  1. Bernie Says:

    Awww, who doesn’t love a good love story on a Friday? This is sweet.

  2. amongthecedars Says:

    Love this love story! I’m a writer also and deeply appreciate your eye for beauty and detail! Thank you!

    • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

      This is just another one of those photo ops that I stumbled upon while photographing a memorial across the road. I still haven’t published a post about the patriotic memorial…, but the ducks…

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