Maria is one of many farmers in Guatemala who was trained at the @operationbless Agricultural Laboratory in Antigua, #Guatemala. I had the joy of following her and other trainees around for the afternoon to capture the instruction they received to start their own organic space-saving farms. Not only do they learn how to grow crops that taste better, they also grow faster and can plant more seeds per square foot thanks to raised beds, pyramid planters and vertical wall growing techniques. All three of these solutions are used to maximize moisture in the soil and prevent it from contacting the soil on the earth that contains small bugs called Nematodes that eat the roots of the plants. It has revolutionized the way they farm and their ability to feed their families while also creating income from their excess crops.
Maria and her 8-month-old baby boy, Mathias, came to a free Operation Blessing medical clinic in a remote town outside of Escuintla, Guatemala. They and 100 others were seen, diagnosed, treated, and sent home with medicine today and 200 more will be seen over the next 2 days. It’s amazing to see tents rise up, doctors prepare, and people show up for medical care in what serves as someone’s front yard on any other day. Many of these families don’t get treatment they need because they are faced with the choice of going to the doctor or feeding their family. Not a choice I’d want to face. Either way they choose is an unfortunate situation. Luckily for them, they can do both because of these free clinics. So proud of our team and supporters who make this possible. #Guatemala
We were granted access to the Santa Teresa Convent that was built in 1675 and destroyed by the 1773 earthquake in #Antigua, #Guatemala. Even in ruins the details that remain of this structure are exquisite.
A plume if smoke drifts away from a very active Volcan de Fuego. #djiphantom #Antigua #Guatemala (at Antigua Guatemala.)
The afternoon showers are gone and I’m enjoying a peaceful evening going through footage from the day and jotting down a few thoughts while taking in the amazing view. (at Antigua Guatemala.)
A little #volcano action near #Antigua, #Guatemala.
The rain finally stopped here in Antigua and the clouds opened up to reveal Volcan de Agua. The entire week has rain in the forecast but we are praying for more of these pockets of dry weather. (at Antigua Guatemala.)
Step into the light.
Taken at the entry into Fortaleza de San Fernando de Omoa, #honduras
Having fun while being swarmed by children as I offered to show them footage from the #djiphantom #honduras
A scene from a time lapse in downtown San Pedro Sula #honduras
Sketchiest time lapse I’ve ever shot.
The beautiful San Pedro Sula Cathedral, built in 1949. #honduras (at Catedral de San Pedro Sula)
Setting up to shoot a time lapse at Fortaleza de San Fernando in Omoa, Honduras. (at Fortaleza San Fernando De Omoa)
Look “hoo” stopped by for a visit tonight. #owl
Lots of fresh paint going on old items around here…the old becomes new.