Wonder definition – a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.
Last night’s view from dinner, Gibbet Hill, Groton, Massachusetts.
Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. -E.B. White-
I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five 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 was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
beautiful, Jennie. I love this quote –
Thank you, Beth. One of my favorite quotes, too.
I could hardly believe what I was seeing. True wonder. 😍
These are the moments one revels in, that make us glad to be alive. Thank you for sharing your moment of wonder with us.
Well said, Liz. And thank you.
I know! 🙂
I love wonder. It’s all around us all the time but sometimes it is more obvious than at others.
Well said, Opher.
What a shot, Jennie. Beautiful
I was pretty flabbergasted, John. Thanks!
That’s an incredible view and a great shot of it. We forget to be in awe as we rush through life. Thanks for the reminder.
Jennie, thank you for a wonderful post on wonder!
Thank you, Charles! I can understand why people want to become a photographer when scenes like that appear.
Wow! What a great view to eat dinner by.
It was quite a treat, Darlene. Thank you!
Oops, sorry, Jennie. I thought this picture was beautiful. I responded on the wrong post. Please delete the other.
No worries, Robbie! Will do.
Thank you, Jennie. Have a wonderful Easter.
Happy Easter to you, Robbie.
What a view! I love the sky all moody while the grass and hills are golden and glorious.
Deborah, I actually thought of you when I took this photo. Really!
🙂 Ah, thank you! You made my day. xx
I’m so glad, as my photo was a Deborah wannabe photo.
Gibbet Hill? I wonder what history was made there?
It is a summit of 469 feet in Massachusetts. There are rumors that an Indian was executed (gibbetted) there- many Indian raids in the 1600’s, but most likely it is named for a hill in England.
Probably the one in England was used for hangings. We have curious names in New England, don’t we. My favorite is Roast Meat Hill.
I think you are probably right, Elizabeth. Makes perfect sense. Where is rose Meat Hill? That name takes the cake!
Roast, hope I spelled it right. It is outside Killingworth Connecticut
I hate autocorrect sometimes. Yes, Roast. Thanks for the info!
A truly wonderful view, Jennie!
It is, Sarah. Thank you!
Jennie, what a stunning photograph and the words you used to describe it. If we were children we would probably see wonder in almost everything. If we all saw the world with wonder, how beautiful our world would be in our eyes. Thank you for this beautiful post about wonder. Karen 🙂
Yes, you are so right! If we all saw the wonder in the world, much like children are prone to do, our vision and most importantly our attitudes, would become wonderful, too. Thank you, Karen! I’m glad you enjoyed the photo as much as I did. E.B. White’s words immediately came to mind. 🙂
Thank you, Jennie, for always writing the most beautiful posts for everyone to feel that wonder, and that there is good in the world, no matter the circumstances. Karen
Thank you so much, Karen. Your kind words are so appreciated! 😊
My pleasure, but I think that all of us you read your posts are the lucky ones. Karen 🙂
That’s so nice, Karen. Thank you. 😊
That’s a great view indeed, Jennie. I can just about see my back garden from the dining table. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
Thank you, Pete. A view when dining is a lovely thing. I’m glad you have a garden view. Best to you.
This was just what i needed, Jennie.
I hope you don’t mind if I incorporate “wonder” into my latest blog series.
I’ll give you full credit, of course.
That would be lovely, Hook. 🙂
Thank you, Norah.
You have the most incredible mind, Jennie. No wonder you give those little ones such greatness!
Thanks so much for saying that, Anne.
Oh, I live that quote! I’ll use it in the mornings.
Yes, you do!
Meant ‘love’ but ‘live’ is true, too. Thanks, Jennie. Off to work, now, and it’s a bit chilly, 28! YIKES!
Funny how they both work! Stay warm out there.