A Million Shades of Green

garden, pool and Spanish-tile roof

Fact #1: Right now is winter in Guatemala as it is located in the Northern Hemisphere. You might not be believe this by looking at the photo above. Fact #2: Guatemala is a tropical country with a temperate weather. The reason for the pleasant temperatures is the high altitude where most of the towns are located; somewhere between 1,000 to 2,000 meters above the sea level (See the satellite map of Southern Guatemala). Fact #3: The rainy season last well over six months, thus it provides enough water to keep the whole country with a million shades of green year round. Fact #4: There are 33 volcanoes in Guatemala, a tiny piece of land of 108,890 km² (42,042 sq miles), which provide all the rich volcanic soil for the coffee and vibrant vegetation. Fact #5: Guatemala has large underground waterbeds which provide enough water for the plants and flowers to bloom constantly. The photo above is a tiny sampler of greens.

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