“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”
-Pedro Calderon de la Barca
It is hard to visit Guatemala and not become completely entranced by her greenery. The color green can be found in every place you look- from the verdant terraced farmlands, to the lush fertile peaks of the volcanoes. After a long, cold colorless winter arriving in Green Guatemala almost hurts your eyes and reminds me of the constant rebirth and cycle of life.
A gallery of rebirth and life….
This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Green. To see more entries, click here.
Stunning. What an absolutely beautiful place. Looking at these photos makes me want to be back in Queztaltenango. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks! That is where these were taken! Right outside on the way to the hot springs. Guatemala is an unbelievable country.
Wonderful collection of photos!
Gorgeous, Nicole. Green is my favorite color! Have a great weekend.
Green is a lucky color too! 🙂
Just love that patchwork image Nicole! Beautiful entry.
Thanks Madhu! I love them too! 🙂 Brings me peace!
Thank you Marion!
I live in a brown, brown and brown State, so love seeing all this green in your photos – thanks for making my day! Happy Friday:)
Glad you enjoyed the pics Renee! It is really getting brown here so I love the vivd greenness!
Absolutely stunning photos. We had a trip scheduled to Guatemala and before we could even reach it (we were in Playa del Carmen) we received the call that my dear friend who was terminally ill was in intensive care. We flew back to the states but hope someday to visit this beautiful country. Thanks for sharing.
Oh that is too bad, especially about your friend. You would really love Guatemala. It is a little dangerous but as long as you travel smartly you’ll be find. It is so spectacular…the landscape, the culture and the people. A special place in my heart! 🙂
We still have it high on our list of places to travel. 🙂
Wonderful! I know you would love it!
i love the steamy water scenes…
Thanks! Those are from the aguas calientes…hot springs which are fed from the volcano!
I could totally become obsessed with those hot springs…wow, I am going to put Guatemala on my bucket list now! 🙂
Thanks! It is a beautiful place indeed with lots of culture as well.
I love green, I love Guatemala…and this foodie is especially taken with your pics of peppers and patchwork fields. Gorgeous photos, Nicole!
Thanks so much Anita! Guatemala is certainly a beautiful place!
What a great blog. So green! Thanks for sharing. http://www.segmation.wordpress.com
Thanks! Yours looks pretty cool as well! Very artistic!
Magnificent. My parents were born there and have a house there as well, and with the Chicago winter fast approaching, I wish I could go with them this coming month.
Instead, I’ll live vicariously through these photos.
Wow, so you know firsthand how beautiful it is! I have a ton of pictures on my blog on Guatemala. Just search “Guatemala” on the bottom and you’ll be brought back to your beloved home! 🙂
Congrats, Nicole, on FP! You rock, my friend!
Thanks Kathy! Can I say…so do you?!!!! 🙂
These photos are absolutely stunning. Green is right!!
Thank you! 🙂
Wonderful photos and wonderful capture of all the greens. Congratulations!
I especially love the pictures of the farm scenes. The cabbage field is my favorite.
Thanks! It was really beautiful and peaceful, especially when the light hit it. 🙂
Green is nature. So it always wonderful to see Green fields. 🙂
Yes indeed! When I heard the word green I thought of the water and the foliage, two things we need to survive. 🙂
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These are amazing photographs! Thanks so much for sharing!
You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed! Your blog looks really cool and I like how you are promoting advocacy! 🙂
Wow i love your photos, they look so tranquil and amazing
Thank you so much! I really enjoyed taking pictures in Guatemala. It is such a beautiful place! 🙂
Lovely place and equally amazing pictures!. i wish i can be there!
Thanks so much! I wish I could be back! 🙂
If these are the kind of greens that will hurt my eyes, I won’t be complaining in fact I will love it, Thank you for sharing such a lovely place on earth, I wish I could visit and experience it with my own eyes.
Thanks so much for the wonderful comment! 🙂 I am going to have to revisit these pictures as winter sets in here in Minnesota and the world goes from brown to white! 🙂
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That sounds cool! I will check it out and let you know…:)
Lovely pics Nicole of my beloved Guate! I miss her!
Oh I am sure you do! I’m looking forward to heading to Honduras this January to see what it is like and if it at all reminds me of lovely Guatemala. 🙂
I never made it to Honduras 🙁 I’m sure it’ll be another great experience for you with plenty more photo ops! Can’t wait to see and hear about it! Safe travels!
Thanks Lucy! 🙂
Beaut! I’ve heard they call the Guatemalans ‘Green Bellies’ due to their Avocado Consumption. Desperate to visit this vibrantly green country! Lovely post, thank you
Thank you! I’ve learned something new as I haven’t heard that term before but it sounds cool! Yes, Guatemala is an amazing country. So much beauty from the greenery to the volcanoes to the people and the Mayan clothing. I really loved it there!
Wow! Thank you. Just love Guate <3
You’re welcome! So glad you enjoyed!
Thank you! 🙂
Brilliant photos. Well worth being Freshly Pressed
Why thank you! I had my other post called “The COlor of Guatemala” be Freshly Pressed a while back. That one has lots of brightly colored photos but I do like this one too for its reminder of nature. Thanks! 🙂
truly amazing pictures
Thank you! 🙂
I love how you’ve captured the real beauty of a nation that has such a special place in my heart. Where were you staying in Guatemala?
Thank you! I was volunteering in Xela and these photos are taken a little outside on the way to the hot springs. I also went to Antigua. I have a ton of posts and pictures on Guatemala as I loved it so much! 🙂
Very beautiful! I’ve always loved the color green! I hope I’ll have the opportunity to visit in the future. 😀
Thank you! It is certainly worth the visit! 🙂
Amazing and beautiful photos.
Thank you! 🙂
Thanks so much! 🙂
So healing. Gorgeous post.
Thank you so much! 🙂 I appreciate your comment!
nice shot!!! I love the pictures.. 🙂
Congratulations on beign Freshly Pressed again, great photos.
Thanks Debra! Funny though…I like this post but there are others I would have picked before it! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
So well deserved, Nicole. The aguas calientes shots are fantastic!
Thanks Jo! The water was so insanely hot that I could only put my toes in!
Hi Nicole, beautiful photography. First of all i want to thank you for this beautiful pictures. I am from India and never heard of Guatemala. There are very few Latin nations I knew, until a couple of months back. I am working on a project that requires me to study on Latin Nations. The place is awesome and I must say there are place in India that are similar to some of your pictures.
Thanks Vannie! The world is a big place indeed! 🙂
Love the country, love the photos. Makes me want to go back!
Thanks so much! Me too! 🙂
awesome very beautiful!
Thank you! 🙂
Oh, I am so homesick right now. I lived there for three years and it was unbelievably green in the country side. Guatemala City… well, not so much and that is where I lived. My mouth is just watering for the chiltepe (the little green chili peppers) in the photo, Amazing photos! Thank you for the visual feast!
I’ve gotten a lot of responses from people who had lived in Guatemala. Sounds like the place is special in many peoples hearts. I can only imagine! Glad you enjoyed the post and check out more of mine on Guatemala if you want to relive it again! 🙂 I took almost 800 pics in one week! 🙂 I must have been inspired!
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Absolutelly amazing photos, thank for your posts 🙂
THanks so much for the reblog! I appreciate it! 🙂
Incredible…..now I know why its always been my favorite color….great work
Thank you! I love green too and blue! Goes with nature right!
I love green. Great shots. Color themes are great…My shots of India in gold…
THanks so much! Great shot!
I love green and can’t wait to visit Guatemala! Outstanding landscapes!
Thank you! It is a beautiful place!
Absolutely stunning photos, Nicole – congrats on being Freshly Pressed!
Have also been meaning to tell you that your blog looks wonderful using this theme (Gridspace). It suits your content so well, and yet retains elements of your earlier layouts.
Thank you Lisa! Hope you are doing well and glad you like the theme. I like it a lot too! 🙂
Thanks for sharing the “eye candies” of Guatemala. This couldn’t be better timing as I am heading to Guatemala/Central America in 9 days. I loved that this is “non tourist” and a little off the beathen path. I’ve been browsing many RTW blogs and eventually, all photos looks very similar since all the travelers go to the same or similar popular tourist locations. Great photos.
Wonderful! You will love Guatemala! It is a beautiful place and I’ve written a lot of posts on it (not sure if you saw them or not). I loved climbing the volcano and wished I had the chance to go to Lake Atitlin. Oh well. I loved it so much I hope to go back. Have a great time! 🙂
The green green grass of home…For some reason, that’s what was playing in my I head as I was taking a look at each photo. This is such an eye refreshing post!
So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and commenting! 🙂
The pleasure is mine, Madam.
Absolutely gorgeous photos. A good friend of mine lives in Xela, after moving back to Guatemala from Canada. It’s nice to see some photos from the area. Thanks!
Glad you enjoyed! Xela is a beautiful place as is Guatemala. 🙂
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green is not a primary color….red, yellow and blue are primary, green, orange and purple are secondary because green is made from the combination of yellow and blue, therefore secondary to those two primary colors!!
Great place and great shots. What are those green olive-like things by the way?
I believe they are green chilies. Thanks so much for your comment!