Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

This is April in southern Minnesota April 3, 2018

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The snowy scene in my southeastern Minnesota neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.


LIVING IN MINNESOTA, I find that winters sometimes get long. Too long. This has been one of them with unseasonably cold temps—try 15 degrees in my part of the state on Easter morning—and now more snow.


Snow falls thick and heavy in my Faribault backyard.


Heavy, wet snow. Snow globe snow. Beautiful, yet the kind of snow that can slick roadways if it sticks to the surface.


Aiming my camera lens upward, I see snow flying against a grey sky bordered by bare branches. Note: I edited this image to make it more visually appealing.


The kind of snow, too, that is termed heart attack snow. No explanation needed on that one.

I am wishing for spring. For no more snow. For 50 degrees. Heck, I’ll even take forty.


© Copyright 2018 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


10 Responses to “This is April in southern Minnesota”

  1. So sorry that winter is still hanging on so tight in your neck of the woods. Bundle up. Stay warm! ❤

  2. Beth Ann Says:

    One of my Mason City friends posted that it was minus 10 this morning with the wind chill. I won’t lie—I totally enjoyed sitting on our dock with my sister yesterday in short sleeves . Spring will come to MN soon. I know it will. Hang in there.

  3. Missy's Crafty Mess Says:

    That was some heavy wet snow but it was beautiful to watch

  4. Bella Says:

    I think spring decided to skip a turn this year. Perhaps we have entered a new ice age!

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