Storms and Rainbows

A violent thunderstorm this evening brought

 crackling lightening and booming thunder.

All in a moment, two rainbows appeared.

And then the power of one intensified and literally glowed.

Nature is a wonder.

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” -Roald Dahl-


About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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51 Responses to Storms and Rainbows

  1. Very true Jennie, nature is a wonder! Have a great Sunday 🙂

  2. Dr. Perry says:

    Beautiful photos!✨✨

  3. Wow! What an amazing sight, Jennie. That’s one of my favorite quotes too. Hugs.

  4. frenchc1955 says:

    Reblogged this on charles french words reading and writing and commented:
    This is beautiful!

  5. Léa says:

    In that quest for inspiration, you can’t do better than look to nature.

  6. Ritu says:

    Nature is a wonder indeed 🌈💜

  7. Opher says:

    There’s magic all around!

  8. beetleypete says:

    Even though the reason for rainbows was explained to me in school almost 60 years ago, they have never lost their magic.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  9. Norah says:

    Two rainbows – double the fun. Beautiful!

  10. John Kraft says:


    BTW… Haight Street will be coming to a head by the end of this month. After that…well, we’ll see what comes next.


  11. Darlene says:

    A perfect quote. There is magic everywhere you look. A fabulous photo!!

  12. Beautiful and great photod

  13. Double rainbows–an excellent omen. Don’t you feel happy when you can capture one, even if it is only a camera shot?

  14. It’s not an easy task to photograph rainbows — they can fade in and out. Fantastic work, Jennie! My Sunday is more beautiful and sparkly; thanks to your photos. 🌈✨

  15. Excellent post, Jennie. Love the rainbows.

  16. I love your rainbow images. You also used my favorite quote from Ronald Dahl.🌈🌈

  17. dgkaye says:

    Wow, gorgeous rainbow Jennie. It’s good luck to see a rainbow. 🙂

  18. Grateful for any storms without hail!

  19. Absolutely beautiful, Jennie.

  20. ren says:


  21. Sarah says:

    Hear, hear! Roald Dahl got this perfectly right! Beautiful rainbows, Jennie!

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