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

 

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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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