Browsing through old photos I came upon a couple interesting ones of a homeless person. The pictures here were taken exactly one year ago - January 7, 2012 - in a downtown St Paul park. The low temperature that night was 23 degrees above zero. This person was spending part of the day totally bundled up, with his possessions by his side.
The temperature in St Paul last night - this one year later - was 23 degrees BELOW zero. I hope all the homeless had a warm shelter to go to.
I’m self-conscious when I take photos of homeless people. I usually don’t take their photos unless I can sneak the pictures ... as I could in this case.
In the first photo there is a paperback book wedged in the crook of the tree. In the second photo there is a newspaper wedged in the seat of the bench. Homeless people are regulars in the park. I like to think that this reading material may be a kind of library.