“It was a dark and stormy night.”

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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54 Responses to Tonight

  1. I hope it all passed you by and left you safe.

  2. Beth said it all. Wow!! It’s beautiful and scary at the same time. Stay safe.

  3. Yikes! It certainly was. I hope you’re safe and your power is on.

  4. Dawn says:

    Hope you’re safe.

  5. cindy knoke says:

    Looks so beautiful.

  6. Opher says:

    Similar here as well Jennie – unseasonal wind – very autumnal!

  7. “When suddenly . . . “

  8. Horsefeathers! It really does look like a dark and stormy night, Jennie. I’ve been avoiding the news, so I don’t know what you might be expecting related to the hurricane. I hope all is well this morning. Hugs on the wing!

    • Jennie says:

      The dark and stormy night was the tropical storm coming through. It was beautiful, fierce, windy, and wild. No big damage, just no internet today. Gotta use the phone.

  9. Dan Antion says:

    I’m glad you’re safely on the other side (and not in Oz).

  10. Looking ominous, Jeanne.

  11. beetleypete says:

    Well you survived, and have a great photo out of it. That would be a perfect book cover, Jennie!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  12. Glad to read that you’re safe!

  13. Was there lightning and thunder too? I like those, but I seldom experience them so…

    I hope you pasted the night without any storm damage or loss of sleep. 😀

    • Jennie says:

      This storm was quite different. No, there was no lightening or thunder (which I love to watch out on my porch). It started with light rain in the morning and heavy rain in the afternoon. The rain stopped and the winds began. By the time I took the photo the winds were ramping up, big time. I stayed on the porch and watched. What a scary, thrilling, exciting event- and quite different from a thunderstorm. I wonder if this is somewhat similar to what people experience before a tornado.

      • I have no idea as I have never experienced a tornado, just a warning once while in KY while having dinner in a Chinese restaurant. All the diners and staff went down to the cellar. Thankfully my cousin was with me and experienced in waiting out the warning. Which kept my 21 year old self calm. 😄

      • Jennie says:

        Like you, I haven’t experienced a tornado. This was as close as I hope to come.

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