The view from our Casa in Lake Atitlan in Guatemala is constant but ever-changing based on the light and time of day. The landscape is calming yet awe inspiring. The lake was created 65,000 years ago when a massive eruption caused the earth’s surface to collapse and fill with water. Today, Lake Atitlan is surrounded by dormant and dead volcanoes.
As the sun rises, the largest volcanoes, Volcan Atitlan and Volcan Toliman catch the early beams. As the day progresses clouds form and dissipate to keep the landscape interesting.
As the sun begins to set, the colors are fabulous and the cloud formations make one think that the sleeping giants are emitting streams of steam, but no, these are just crowns of clouds in the skies above.
At night, the outline of the volcanoes can vaguely be seen against the darkening sky.
You need to sit on our patio to really appreciate the clean air, beauty of the lake and lure of the scenery.