Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Art shed February 10, 2017

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THE AGED SHED STANDS as a canvas along Olmsted County Road 1 for artwork that reminds me of the 1960s.




Peace signs and LOVE. Stand by me. The sun will come out.

If I knew the story behind the art, the words, the artists, I’d tell you. But I don’t.

This shed is situated on private property between Pleasant Grove and Simpson, south of Rochester, near Root River County Park. Driving northbound, you’d miss it hidden by trees. Southbound I just barely caught the flash of color through nature’s cover.




Whatever the story, I am intrigued. I don’t consider this graffiti. It’s art and poetry, emotions expressed. All those hearts and peace symbols point to soulful individuals who care deeply, live joyfully and love life.


If you know the story about this art, I’d love to hear from you.

Note: These photos were taken in October, long before winter’s arrival in Minnesota.

© Copyright 2016 Audrey Kletscher Helbling