Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

A Minnesota prairie sunset May 5, 2014

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MY HUSBAND SCURRIED back to my mother’s house, told me to grab my camera and hurry.

And hasten we did.  Between her house and the neighbors, along the grass alley a block. Turn west at my uncle and aunt’s house. Fast-walk another block.


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Focus on the setting sun, the sky colored in layered shades of orange and yellow, pink and purple.


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Oh, how I love the sunset on my beloved prairie in my hometown of Vesta, Minnesota.


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I can never get enough of it.


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This moment when day transitions into evening with beauty unequal on a land that stretches flat into forever.

Spectacular sunset, like poetry sweeping across the prairie sky.

Copyright 2014 Audrey Kletscher Helbling



22 Responses to “A Minnesota prairie sunset”

  1. Dan Traun Says:

    Nature does exhibit some incredible beauty. Great sunset shots.

  2. Thread crazy Says:

    I love sunsets…I just imagine its God’s signature to a wonderful day. Beautiful pictures Audrey.

  3. Oooh…I especially like photos #2 & #3. Our living room window faces west and I often watch the sunset from our couch or our deck. But it’s not a prairie sunset like this. Lovely.

  4. Dorothy Bowman Says:

    The sunsets in the open countryside are very beautiful and fill you each time with the joy of beauty in nature and the glory of peace.

  5. treadlemusic Says:

    Your photos do well at capturing the feel of those brief moments. Gorgeous!!!!

  6. hotlyspiced Says:

    I’m glad you captured it and shared it because that truly is a stunning sunset xx

  7. Breathtaking 🙂 🙂 🙂

  8. Jackie Says:

    God’s spectacular artwork in the sky….beautiful Photo’s Audrey, thanks for sharing!

  9. ryanware Says:

    Great photos. I’ll admit I was laughing. I mean where else but a small town can you walk a couple blocks and be on the edge of the prairie.

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