How many times we have heard the word hope in the past few years! Although I am using a photo from a different state than Alabama, this image speaks volumes about present life conditions across our country. Having photographed this porch on three occasions, I have seen significant changes in the scene, but no change in its condition. It is all about home, homeless, and minimal living. The beautiful haunting sketch on the wall cries to be heard, while the red blanket of the homeless resident whispers that he is at least warm at night. Please consider donating a blanket this winter to a shelter or individual who sleeps under the stars.