Thursday, April 12, 2012

These eighth graders at the Crossroads School in Lyme, New Hampshire, are keeping Wild Lady Slipper Orchids from becoming extinct in New Hampshire by germinating them in their classroom. It takes a year for an Orchid to germinate in the wild, but discoveries by High School and even Middle School students have changed the industry, and nearly halved the germination process.

Two weeks ago I photographed Gabby the Donkey and her owner, Sasha Dow of Sharon, Vermont leading the Palm Sunday Procession at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Hanover, New Hampshire. Palm Sunday recognizes Jesus' entry into Jerusalem (people welcomed him with Palm Branches, and he rode a donkey). It was a fun story to photograph, and I think the donkey tolerated the attention quite well.

To see more photos (the published edit), go to my tumblr HERE