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-
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.
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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!😉
Thank you, Steve. I was so moved when I saw the tree. I just had to write about it. Short can often be better.
Well said, Steve!
And wonders are everywhere if we have the courage to look. I love the pictures.
Yes they are, Pam. I was bowled over when I saw the tree – both times. Thank you!
So fitting that the quote accompanying your post is from E.B. White.
My exact feelings.
how beautiful, they do instill wonder –
Oh, yes! Thank you, Beth.
Truly wonderful ❤
Thank you, Alethea!
very nice Jennie! Very fitting that the tree joined both!
Thank you, Wayne. It was fitting, and almost surreal.
I’ve noticed when I look through a deciduous tree at night with a street lamp on the other side that all the limbs seem to form almost perfect circles!
You ever notice that Jennie?
I have! It’s quite striking. Nature has so many things for us to notice. We just have to look.
its all there, we only need see!
Oh, I like this, Jennie! It’s almost as if some unseen hand is sending you a message of love.
I felt exactly that way, Anneli! 🙂
This is a gorgeous poem and photograph, Jennie.
Thank you, Robbie.
The last moon of 2019 too!
I hadn’t thought of that, Ritu. Wow!
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! 😀
Thank you, Annika. It was pure magic to me, too.
Thank you for capturing two such magical moments for us to share, Jennie…
You’re welcome, Jaye. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Wonder is all around Jennie. You just have to have the heart to see it!
That is one special tree, Jennie. Mother nature never lets us down.
You are so right, Darlene!
Trees are the best. They remind us that the passing of time is a human construction, completely ignored by nature.
Best wishes, Pete.
I like how you said this, Pete!
Thank you for sharing the beauty you witnessed, Jennie. It’s lovely.
My pleasure, Dan. It was like magic.
So wonderful Jennie! Thank you, and have a wonderful rest of the week. Michael
Thanks so much, Michael! 🙂
Jennie, you have the gift of sight and seeing wonder in everything! Thank you for sharing it!! xx
Awww… that’s so nice, Deborah. Thank you! ❤️
I didn’t see it through a tree, but the moon last night knocked me out too.
I heard that last night was the actual full full moon, the Cold Moon as it is called in December. My shot was the night before. Even better, your moon was on 12/12, at exactly 12:12. Wow!!
Well I can certainly affirm that it was COLD!! Thanks for the info about the one I saw.
Yes, it was really cold! Locally, there was a snowshoe walk to see the full moon. I did not go. Brrrr…
I like to contemplate snowshoeing more than actually doing it.
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I will leave you tonight (for me anyway) with a delightful poem from Jennie Fitzkee…beautiful.
Thank you, Sally! ❤️
A lovely poem, Jennie. Happy Holidays. 🙂
Thank you, Diana. Happy Holidays to you! 🎄
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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.