Saturday, April 23, 2016

Guatemala Eternal Spring #4

While it was Winter in the Gardens at Waters East, I flew off and worked as a volunteer in Guatemala for two months while enjoying the country often referred to as “The Land of Eternal Spring”.

in the garden at my cottage

It is a beautiful place, something always blooming everyday of the year.  This will be a four-part series sharing with you – a fellow plant lover – a few of the many sites on this “working” trip.  No doubt I was able to help in the lives of the people I worked with, but make no mistake, I too was nourished by them and the beauties of this wonderful land.

private garden in Nueva Santa Rosa

Though this series is mainly about the flowers of Guatemala, I did post some other photos.  In addition to the many flowers discovered while on walks, in private gardens, along the back roads, and in nature preserves, there are photos from the Mayan archaeological ruins of Iximche where I spent a day exploring, and photos of some of the people and places where I spent the days in Guatemala.  This will help place the flower photos in the “context” of this beautiful land.

enjoy visiting
The Land of Eternal Spring

 Lake Atitlan as seen from my cottage

 growing wild in the field in San Isidro

 Mayan ruins at Iximche

 private garden in Santiago

 private garden in Nueva Santa Rosa

 Mayan inscriptions at Iximche

 Private garden in Santiago

 the streets of Solola

 growing wild in vacant land in San Isidro

 sunset in Panajachel - Lake Atitlan

volcano - San Pedro - Lake Atitlan

Your thoughts and comments are always welcome.


  1. Interesting photos, Jack! You were lucky to visit this country, with very old history of Maya civilization. Love your photos, especially the first one -of hibiscus, the Lake Atitlan and Maya inscription are so intriguing.

  2. Thank you for sharing your pictures.
    I have been to many countries with warm climates.
    Have always enjoyed to meet local people and the beautiful flora and fauna.
    Looking forward to see more photos.
    Tale care,

  3. How delightful, to be in a place named so... the land of eternal spring. Lovely