Calm Before the Storm

My favorite intersection for sunsets,
appropriately named Sunset Farm.

Today a storm was brewing.
The view was as beautiful as a sunset.

The surprise was a rare hailstorm.

“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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68 Responses to Calm Before the Storm

  1. Darlene says:

    I love the EB White quote. Wonder is everywhere!

  2. must have been windy up above to get hail Jennie. A friend near Boston said they got hail as well!

  3. beetleypete says:

    I was walking Ollie during a sudden hailstorm this week. It was stinging my face, and settling on his back. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Dan Antion says:

    We did have some strange weather this weekend. I hope youโ€™re having a nice day today.

  5. Ritu says:

    Stunning, but eerie too!

  6. quiall says:

    That first photograph is stunning! I love a good storm from inside a building.

  7. Bridgette says:

    Great photos! I love a good storm.

  8. Great photos, Jennie. We are all too familiar with hail storms here in Texas. Have a great week.

  9. That’s a spectacular cloudscape!

  10. Love E.B White. ๐Ÿ’™

  11. beth says:

    wow, all this wonderful, beautiful, weather! perfect quote and I know you live this way

  12. srbottch says:

    Beautiful photo and perfect quote. Have a great week.

  13. petespringerauthor says:

    I just Zoomed with my brothers today, and my New Jersey brother said they just had a doozie of a storm too. We seldom get the lightning and thunderstorms I remember so vividly from my childhood in the Dakotas.

    • Jennie says:

      It was beautiful to watch. I’m not surprised your brother got the storm. I’ll bet thunderstorms are far more intense (and scary) in the Dakotas.

  14. bosssybabe says:

    Ominous yet breathtaking photo! Thanks for sharing & I love that E.B. White quote! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Ah, spring and all it’s wonders. Lovely.

  16. Norah says:

    Nature is full of surprises. It’s wonder-ful!

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  19. K.L. Hale says:

    I love the EB White quote! I love the photos, Jennie. We experienced storms last night and are forecasted all week (but one day only). Spring is here! And the weather is up and down for sure. Take care and have a blessed week with the kids! โค๏ธ

  20. CarolCooks2 says:

    Wonderful images, Jennie…I love a good storm we get some humdingers here no hailstones so far though ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. I love photos like that with dark storms in the background, Jennie. We just got a foot of snow last night (in Oregon). So strange. I’m enjoying the wonder. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Elizabeth says:

    Missed us entirely for a change. Today was certainly glorious though.

  23. HI Jennie, a lovely post all round. We often get hail and, while I love the sound on our metal roof, it destroys the garden.

  24. ๐Ÿ™‚ Weather always changing and always full of surprises.. Lol.. ๐Ÿ™‚ great photos Jennie

  25. Kartik Dodia says:

    Awesome photography ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

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