autumn scene

Posted on September 29th, 2011 by Tonia 6 Comments

The leaves are changing slowly this year thanks to a good amount of rainfall over the summer and a gentle progression of cool-cold-colder days, easing us into the middle of autumn.

Usually when the leaves change slowly like this, it means they’ll last a few weeks before turning brown and dropping off. Something as simple as a drive to the grocery store is suddenly a captivating show of fiery colors zipping by on both sides of the road; A grand-finale of life and color before the long winter sleep under stark white blankets.


  1. Cathy Schroeder says:

    Your pictures are beautiful Tonia, so is your writing! Can’t wait to see you in October for our sewing weekend! XXXOO

  2. Christine says:

    Your pictures are breathtaking, and like Cathy said above, your writing is beautiful. Your blog is something I truly look forward to reading. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gifts with us!

  3. Jean says:

    Thank you Tonia. The southern hemisphere has just tipped us into a hot springtime. Today is 36c in Paraguay. I always liked autumn best when we lived in northern climes. Your blog gives me a taste of the things that i miss and like Christine I always look forward to reading it.

  4. Megan says:

    Hi Tonia,

    I just wanted to say write to say I really like your blog. I’ve been humming and hawing about starting my own, and yours inspired me to finally do it! Thanks so much! What inspired you to start yours?

  5. Tonia says:

    Megan, that’s awesome! I just checked it out and it looks like you’re off to a great start! Loved the cans of hot peppers!

  6. Tonia says:

    Jean, I am just totally captivated by your blog and the fact that you live in Paraguay! My parents were in the Peace Corps there for something like eight years (I was actually born in Peru! They moved to Peru after they got out of the Corps in order to pursue an independent forestry project…) They brought my brother and me to Asuncion to visit their host family when I was about 10, and it was a great trip. I really have a soft spot for that country. :)

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