Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Of pumpkins, pots & photos November 4, 2016

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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


14 Responses to “Of pumpkins, pots & photos”

  1. I’ve said it before and I want to say it again! I love being a Minnesotan living in Norway and I love seeing your Minnesota life!

  2. I think I spy a hay bale, the big squirrel makes me chuckle and love the pops of color, especially orange 🙂 Happy Weekend – Enjoy!

  3. Don Says:

    Interesting, on the right hand side of the picture where the big metal red flower is attached the large structure resembles a giant bird cage!

  4. Sue Ready Says:

    Reading this blog and your three previous ones reinforces my thought you have such an eye for detail and the ability to look at an object square on and capture so many intricate details that the ordinary passer might not see and miss. Beauty can also be found in the simpler things in life.

  5. You know I am not really a fan of the color orange unless it’s in an autumnal scene then my eyes are drawn to it 🙂

  6. Jackie Says:

    I know that corner well 🙂

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