Thursday, July 30, 2009

It Gets Cold in Paraguay

Paraguay is located on the tropic of Capricorn, so it has a subtropical climate. Summers are very hot and humid, and winters are mostly mild.
I say 'mostly' mild because it can get cold in Paraguay. It even FEELS colder than it actually is as most homes do not have heat and are not carpeted. It feels like you are in a refrigerator when the temperature drops. Everybody just puts on lots of layers of clothes.

If you are fortunate enough to have a fireplace then you can always sit by the fire on a cold evening.
The following is an experpt from my friend's blog you can check out at http://jungle-hut.blogspot.com/2009/07/things-i-have-recently-learned.html "Remember that when it is really cold, one should not use electric heaters as they are dangerous to your health. Heaters are to only be used when it is cool, but not too cold. If it is really cold, just wear more clothes." I love Paraguay!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Train Station

One of the historical icons of Asuncion is the train station formerly known as "EstaciĆ³n San Fracisco"which is located downtown Asuncion.
The European architect Alonzo Taylor directed the construction which was finshed in 1861.
I recently purchased a painting of the train station by artist Roberto Morelli. His painting depicts the train station in its earlier days.

Amazingly the train still runs, but only for tourist rides.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Backyard Beauties


We recently moved into a different house and I was inspired to take a closer look in my backyard after finding the beautiful red flower from my previous post.


I couldn't believe all of the different flowers that are in bloom right now.


I don't know what half of these flowers are, but I like them!
Are you counting these?


I counted eleven including the red flower from my last post.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Naturaleza

I love all of the beautiful flowers and variety of plants that are abundant in Paraguay.

I found this flower in my backyard.
Some of my favorite flowers are the lapacho blooms,

The flower from the Jacaranda tree,
The passion fruit flower,
I could go on and on, but I'll save that for another post.