Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Of pumpkins, pots & photos November 4, 2016

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THIS SCENE PACKS A LOT.

I count two dozen pumpkins, 28 flower pots, seven signs, one butterfly and one squirrel.

If I hadn’t photographed this sidewalk sale while traveling along Broadway in Rochester, I would have missed the details. The merchandise would have simply blurred in a flash of orange.

But now, well after my pass through this southeastern Minnesota city, I can study the photo, like examining the pages of an I Spy book. That’s the beauty of an image. Once you’ve shot it, you can return and appreciate what you’ve photographed.

And I always appreciate slices of everyday life preserved with the click of a shutter button.

FYI: I direct you to the work of Red Wing photographer Dan Traun. He’s especially gifted in documenting everyday scenes on the move. Click here to view Dan’s photos.

© Copyright 2016 Audrey Kletscher Helbling

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