While out biking

I go past the St. Francis of Assisi Church on my way to work about once every two weeks.  It has a soup kitchen and other outreach services for homeless folks, and so there are always a few of Portland’s homeless milling about.

There’s a guy who has been building quite the structure a few yards from the church right on the sidewalk.  If I’d encountered his home in the forest, it would be a clever, cozy home carved out of a tree or into the side of a knoll – there is that look about it, though it is largely made of materials more easily found in a city.  Large branches create some of the structure, and a dramatic larger piece that looks like ancient driftwood is stood on its end near the doorway.  This piece of wood arches up and away from his structure.

As I went by the other day, I noticed the man had added something to the high tip of the driftwood.  I noticed its tell-tale bright red liquid first, then realized what I was seeing.  The man had hung a hummingbird feeder.  I hope he gets some visitors.

1 comment
  1. chris said:

    I don’t have any thing substantial to say, just want to say reading this brought a smile to my face.

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