MY HEART BELONGS to my native prairie. Always has, always will.
Even after three decades away from southwestern Minnesota, I remain connected to the sky and to the land, to the place that shaped me as a person, a writer, a photographer.
In an environment as stark as the prairie, you notice details.
And so, on a recent Saturday, as my husband and I traveled south and east from Cleveland to Kilkenny (that’s in southeastern Minnesota, not Ohio and Ireland), I observed daylight evolve into evening, the sun slipping in a slim band of rosy peach across the horizon.
In that moment my soul yearned for the land I left at age 17, the prairie, the place of my heart.
© Copyright 2013 Audrey Kletscher Helbling