WHAT DRAWS YOUR EYE in a rural landscape?
Or do you even notice your environment as you travel from point A to point B?
I challenge you, the next time you drive through rural Minnesota, or rural Anywhere, to truly see your surroundings. Don’t just look with glazed eyes. See. Once you see, you will appreciate.
History, point in life, memories, even your mood on a given day, will influence how you view the rural landscape, what draws your focus.
Whether a writer or photographer, architect or historian, teacher or retiree, stay-at-home mom (or dad), a farmer or someone in between, you will lock onto a setting that inspires creativity or prompts thought or perhaps soothes your soul.
There is much to be said for noticing details, for understanding that the miles between small towns are more than space to be traveled.
FYI: These edited images were photographed nine days ago while traveling along Minnesota State Highway 60 between Faribault and Kenyon. In just that short time, the landscape has evolved with crops harvested, trees stripped of their leaves by strong winds and now, today, snow in the forecast.
© Copyright 2013 Audrey Kletscher Helbling