IN THE SEASON of autumn, farm memories draw me back to the land.
To follow country gravel roads
and county highways
past sweeping fields of corn
Roads lead me by farm sites,
aged stately barns
and mammoth bins awaiting the yield.
I observe, too, farmers creeping tractors trailing wagons,
zipping along rural roadways
and stalled in conversation at a rural intersection.
I scan the landscape with the eyes of someone who misses the farm,
who remembers the hurry of her farmer father,
who follows country roads in the season of autumn.
FYI: I shot these images in Rice, LeSueur and Waseca counties during a Sunday afternoon, October 22, drive with my husband.
Check back for more photos from that drive.
© Copyright 2017 Audrey Kletscher Helbling