The Tree, The Moon, and The Rainbow

Leaving school this evening

I was greeted by a full moon and a glistening tree.


They were one.

They spoke to each other.

They spoke to me.

This tree is a giver, at least to me.

Last fall it held a glorious rainbow.

And like the full moon tonight, I was the only one to see it.

”Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”  -E.B. White-


About Jennie

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.
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60 Responses to The Tree, The Moon, and The Rainbow

  1. srbottch says:

    Jennie, it’s always a treat when someone writes a short note soon after they’ve been so moved by Mother Nature. Your description of tonight’s brilliant moon is excellent, exquisite and extremely ex…, ex…, poignant!😉

  2. quiall says:

    And wonders are everywhere if we have the courage to look. I love the pictures.

  3. So fitting that the quote accompanying your post is from E.B. White.

  4. beth says:

    how beautiful, they do instill wonder –

  5. very nice Jennie! Very fitting that the tree joined both!

  6. Oh, I like this, Jennie! It’s almost as if some unseen hand is sending you a message of love.

  7. This is a gorgeous poem and photograph, Jennie.

  8. Ritu says:

    The last moon of 2019 too!

  9. Annika Perry says:

    Pure magic, Jennie! You were alert and on the look out for this wonder… and to think you were the only one to see it! Thank you for sharing your sublime moment of moon and tree! A beautiful start to my morning! 😀

  10. jenanita01 says:

    Thank you for capturing two such magical moments for us to share, Jennie…

  11. Opher says:

    Wonder is all around Jennie. You just have to have the heart to see it!

  12. Darlene says:

    That is one special tree, Jennie. Mother nature never lets us down.

  13. beetleypete says:

    Trees are the best. They remind us that the passing of time is a human construction, completely ignored by nature.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  14. Dan Antion says:

    Thank you for sharing the beauty you witnessed, Jennie. It’s lovely.

  15. So wonderful Jennie! Thank you, and have a wonderful rest of the week. Michael

  16. Jennie, you have the gift of sight and seeing wonder in everything! Thank you for sharing it!! xx

  17. Elizabeth says:

    I didn’t see it through a tree, but the moon last night knocked me out too.

  18. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    I will leave you tonight (for me anyway) with a delightful poem from Jennie Fitzkee…beautiful.

  19. A lovely poem, Jennie. Happy Holidays. 🙂

  20. Pingback: The Tree, The Moon, and The Rainbow ~ Jennie Fitzkee | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

    • Jennie says:

      Thank you, Sue. Between you and me, there is something about this tree, the sort of thing you always understand and I hope to understand. Why does it only speak to me? Why are these magnificent images of nature only there when I am there? A friend who is much like you tells me to just wait, as the tree will give me answers. I love trees. Maybe there’s something more here. Regardless, I have been blessed with two magical images.

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