Friday, 17 August 2018

Off camping Be back Sunday

Grandpa and I are out in the camper this weekend relaxing and visiting family and friends.

We will catch up the blog when we return Sunday or Monday.

Have a safe and refreshing weekend everyone  

Grandma Snyder
twosnydergirls 2018

Thursday, 16 August 2018

5 Minutes Of My Day - Hospitality

August 16, 2018

Hospitality - the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors or strangers.  

We arrived home tonight to learn our son and his family had invited Grandpa and I over for supper.  They wanted to extend to us their hospitality a delicious meal and a respite from the heat in their air-conditioned home. 

The sound of the water moving in their fresh water aquarium created a relaxing back drop to our after-dinner conversation.

When was the last time you either received or extended hospitality outside of the traditional holiday seasons?

Our path is clean with sweeping, the gate is opened wide,
Who knows who may be passing, this way at eventide.
We lit our heart’s bright candle; its beams shine far and clear,
To tell one who may need it that rest and love are here.
We baked the bread of friendship for one may dine thereof;
And poured in crystal goblets the rare sweet wine of love.
And though we may not know it – we heard it from the wise –
That often, very often, come stars in strangers’ guise
~ Rachel Day.

August 16, 2017
2017 Remembering mother through the flowers she loved

August 16, 2016
2016 The sky foretells of a storm coming

August 16, 2015
2015 Finding love in their 80's

August 16, 2014
2014 At the Fair with our grandchildren

Grandma Snyder
© twosnydergirls 2018

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

5 Minutes Of My Day - Farming is dusty work in a drought

August 15, 2018

Today on our drive home the country roads southwestern Ontario CA. were clogged with dust, as farmers attempt to bring in the harvest and prepare the soil for planting winter wheat.

Extremes in weather seems to becoming the normal and it is worrisome as the farmers who produce our food are at the whims of the weather.

Extremes in nature equal ends produce;
In man they join to some mysterious use.
~ Alexander Pope

What extremes in weather have you been having in your area of the world?

August 15, 2017
2017 Taking a calligraphy course 

August 15, 2016
2016 Out Walking and coming upon a pink flower and
thinking about Aunt Marjorie who is 96 today.

August 15, 2015
2015 Celebrating Aunt Marjorie's 95th birthday

August 15, 2014
2014 Celebrating Aunt Marjorie's Birthday

Grandma Snyder

© twosnydergirls 2018

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

5 Minutes Of My Day - Finding welcoming gates and undiscovered trails

August 14, 2018

Always be open to a new adventure, to the possibility of being surprise by the things you pass by each day.  This gate while new has been here long enough for the ferns to grow up underneath and we have walked passed this gate at least three times a week this past summer without noticing it. 

Today on our walk the path leading up and away from the gate and the gate itself filled us with wonder.  Adventure happened when we our imaginations go then the path became a trial transporting us unknown places through the cool of a forest floor.

"One man finds an obstacle a stumbling block; another finds it a stepping stone."
 ~ William Lyon Phelps

What ordinary things in your life are you just walking past?

August 14, 2017
2017 Reading with our granddaughter

August 14, 2016
2016 At Black Creek Village with our grandchildren and their dolls

August 14, 2015
2015 Visiting with family from Saskatchewan 

August 14, 2014
2014 The weather has turned cold not this cold but close

Grandma Snyder

© twosnydergirls 2018

Monday, 13 August 2018

5 Minutes Of My Day - We are never to busy to notice

August 13, 2018

Wow today was busy, rushing from one activity to the next and being mindful that we needed to make time to stop and recharge.  Setting aside time at lunch to walk the river path where we stopped to acknowledge the place we were standing in.  The path was lined with Jewel Weed and within the beautiful orange flower we watched the busy activity of this pollinator.

We are all busy and never too busy to stop and find joy and wonder in the world around us.

What did you stop and notice today?

August 13, 2017
2017 Loving the yellow tansy growing along the fence rows

August 13, 2016
2016 Chronicling our granddaughter's sewing project

August 13, 2015
2015 Four generations of family together

August 13, 2014
2014 Trimming our Rose Of Sharon bush

Grandma Snyder

© twosnydergirls 2018

Sunday, 12 August 2018

5 Minutes Of My Day - Peace be in our hearts

August 12, 2018

A day full of peace and joy.
A wonderful potluck at church and a 20th anniversary celebration.
Peace in our hearts, mindful that each moment lived to the fullest is enough.

If peace be in the heart,
The wildest winter storm is full of solemn beauty,
The midnight flash but shows the path of duty,
Each living creature tells some new and joyous story,
The very trees and stones all catch a ray of glory,
If peace be in the heart.
~ Charles Francis Richardson

August 12, 2017
2017 Enjoying a siblings gardens

August 12, 2016
2015 At the fall fair

August 12, 2015
2015 At the church climbing tree with our grandchildren

August 12, 2014
2014 Enjoying the butterflies in our garden

Grandma Snyder
© twosnydergirls 2018

Saturday, 11 August 2018

5 Minutes Of My Day - Let's Go To The Fair

August 11, 2018

Today we watched a 4th generation of Snyder enter the Fall Fair to show her animal.  We spent the most pleasurable afternoon watching her struggle with her sheep to then be surprised when she won repeatedly.

This was her first time showing and with true determination she worked Rosie her sheep and together they made magic happen.

August 11, 2017
2017 Camping in our Rpod

August 11, 2016
2016 Driving past fields of corn drying out for want of water.

August 11, 2015
2015 Checking on the pumpkins in the Three Sisters Garden at church

August 11, 2014
2014 Sewing Flower girls dresses for our granddaughters

Grandma Snyder
© twosnydergirls 2018

Off camping Be back Sunday

Grandpa and I are out in the camper this weekend relaxing and visiting family and friends. We will catch up the blog when we return...