I NEVER TIRE of these snippets of small town life—the instant my eye catches a scene or a setting or a detail.
In those moments my heart sings with thankfulness that I live in a relatively rural region.
While rural does not equate utopia or a life any less troubled or any more joyful than city life, this land is where I belong.
Growing up, I felt more comfortable inside a dairy barn than inside my pink-walled bedroom.
My connection to barns lingers as I’m drawn to photograph these disappearing rural landmarks.
My eyes link with lines, always the lines.
I am not a big city lights, traffic jams, hurry here, hurry there kind of girl.
I am a country dark, tractor in the field, meandering Sunday afternoon drive kind of girl.
© Copyright 2013 Audrey Kletscher Helbling