homeless/mallard by Lenny La Rue, IPA

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The back wall is the outside of Sutter’s Fort in the mid-town section of the city of Sacramento and less than a mile from my home. The ducks frequent the pond in the park tho there are never many present. And as you can see, they are seen outside the pond. Who knows when their water was ‘changed.’ LOL!

But on the serious side, the homeless aren’t run out of this park very often, probably because there aren’t enough people to police the infrequently-visited park. They are seen like this man, usually sleeping. Homeless usually sleep during daylight hours around here; it’s safer than sleeping in the dark when they can be mugged (or worse) without anyone seeing it. They don’t get counted in the country’s official census so who would know if a few just ‘disappeared’ some night?

As is usually the case, my choice of selective colouring excluded the human individual and respectfully left him unknown. But the duck was caught looking as he walked by with his mate. I barely had enough room to make this landscape style photograph work so cropping out the female duck was necessary. Besides, she wasn’t looking at anything but me anyway.


old, park, history, politics, ducks, homeless, money, cannon, neighbourhood, sutters fort

I’m a “scatter-focus” artist. ANYTHING may be here or roundabout my galleries. Expect nothing anywhere and you’ll always be OK. ;-)

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