IN THE NAKEDNESS of winter, when trees are stripped bare of leaves, when fields lie exposed to the elements, rural Minnesota seems especially vulnerable.
In no other season do I notice more the intimate details of this place.
Red barns seem redder.
Power poles appear more intrusive.
Grain elevators dominate, shoving grey mass into an already colorless landscape.
All of this I see through eyes that crave now the melting of snow, the cloaking of the land in the greening of spring.
NOTE: All images have been edited to create an artsy look.
© Copyright 2018 Audrey Kletscher Helbling