Why is Guatemala so Green?

Why is Guatemala so Green? by Rudy Girón

Okay, I will tell you, but please don’t go telling everyone about it. In Guatemala we have a rainy season that lasts between six and seven months. Also, Guatemala has vast amounts of underground waterbeds; is this they correct term? Check out the Water Series for many of the different angles of water in Guatemala. Furthermore, Guatemala is geographically located in the Tropics, although it is hard to realize this unless you spend most of the time on beaches and coastal areas, and that’s why the humidity on the atmosphere is very high, especially during the rainy season. All this water makes Guatemala so green. Okay, please, don’t tell anyone, it’s our own little secret.

By the way, the photo was taken in my garden after a heavy rain yesterday.

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  • El Canche

    Hi Rudy,
    The beauty is that Guatemala is so green! In the interests of technicalities, the usual term for the level at which underwater settles is the “water table”. However, the correct word for the bedrock on which the underground water lies, would be one well known to you: “aquifer” It is the same as the Spanish word “acuifero”, which is used identically in French and Portuguese. I have tried to attach a picture here which explains all, but I don’t know if it will work….Canche.