Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Seeding the harvest in southern Minnesota May 30, 2014

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Between Morgan and New Ulm, Minnesota.

Between Morgan and New Ulm, Minnesota.

AS MOODY GREY SKIES—the kind that inspire a poet to pen poetry—loomed in southern Minnesota on Sunday afternoon, farmers hastened in the fields.

Near Mankato, Minnesota.

Near Mankato, Minnesota.

You could almost sense the urgency so late in the planting season.

Near Mankato.

Near Mankato.

It was as if time pressed above the earth, folded in the fabric of draping clouds.

Near Mankato.

Near Mankato.

Below, farmers stitched seeds into soil.

Near Delhi.

Near Delhi.

Hope of harvest in the prairie land.

Between Belview and Delhi.

Between Belview and Delhi.

The promise of spring fulfilled.

© Copyright 2014 Audrey Kletscher Helbling

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9 Responses to “Seeding the harvest in southern Minnesota”

  1. Beth Ann Says:

    As always your words beauty to the pictures. My farmer blogger friend Val finished their planting earlier this week. Must be an awfully great feeling to have it done.

  2. treadlemusic Says:

    “…..stitched seeds into soil”……love it!!!!! All’s quiet here. Planting is completed on our ridge and there is the silence that occurs between planting and haying. Time to wash the windows!!!!!! LOL!!!! Hugs…………….

  3. What a lovely poetic post today, Audrey.

  4. hotlyspiced Says:

    Looking promising! I love witnessing (through your photography) the changing of the seasons – even though this Spring has seen delay after delay after delay. It’s our first day of winter tomorrow! Beautiful poetic words, Audrey xx

    • Thank you, Charlie. Last evening my husband and I dined on our patio. So lovely. Candlelight and tabletop fountain. Later we strung outdoor lights across the patio to set an inviting mood once darkness fell. Mosquitoes chased us indoors for awhile, but then we ventured back outside later to no mosquitoes.


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