Bright sun, black sky
late this afternoon.
Mother Nature’s playful way.
Did she want us to look up?
Take in the last color of fall?
I was captivated.
People walked by, never looking.
I was the winner, others were not.
“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”
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.
I can’t imagine not looking at that sky. Your photo is terrific.
Thank you, John. I’m glad someone else feels the same way.
Lovely words and image Jennie.
Thank you, Cindy.
wow, what a dramatic contrast and great capture, Jennie!
Thank you, Beth. I was blown away, and still don’t understand why other people just walked around and never looked up.
I love an oxymoron sky! Your photo is stunning.
Thank you, Liz!
You’re welcome, Jennie!
Love that photo. Those kind of skies always command my attention, Jennie.
Exactly! Thank you, Bruce.
Beauty is often right in front of us if we’re paying attention.
The light is amazing! I love that you have the gift of “seeing”, and share what you see so we can learn to “see”. 🥰
I was bowled over, yet still don’t understand why others were not. Thank you, Deborah. Seeing and sharing are gifts.
A true oxymoron, Jennie. A stunning, tumultuous sky!
I love that sky and those words. Thanks Jennie.
I always look up. That scene is familiar here too, from driving a car in the rain. I call it “Sunglasses and 2-speed wipers weather”. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
I love it when the sky darkens like that, I find myself holding my breath in anticipation…
I love the title of your post, Jennie, and how beautiful the autumn colours almost glow in the sunshine against the dark backdrop. Yes, you were the winner. Thank you for sharing your winnings with me.
Thanks so much, Norah. The title really fit the scene. It was one of those ‘moments’, and it seemed I was the only winner. 🙂
You’re right. There was no one else around appreciating it. 💖
Hi Jennie, how amazing this contrast is. Nature is full of wonders.
Amazing is the word! Nature is a wonder.
Lucky us, too. You looked and shared with us. Thanks Jennie.
That’s so nice, Dan. Thank you.
Fabulous photo of that sky!
Thank you, Darlene. It was amazing.
That is a stunning sky! It would worry me a little to see such stark contrast and I have. Great photo of it. Your poem was great too. You do have a way with words.
I was a little worried, too. But I kept watching in wonder (as the rest of the world walked by in blindness), looking for a rainbow or a storm – I even thought about a tornado, but we never get them here. Finally I realized it was just Mother Nature giving us some beauty. And thank you for your kind words about my words, Marlene. That means a lot. 🥰
Mother Nature truly is amazing, isn’t she?
Yes, she is!
Pingback: Miku | rfljenksy – Practicing Simplicity
I love it when that happens! Good one Jennie. 😊
I do, too! Thank you, FR.
Mother nature never disappoints! She likes to keep surprising us.
Great capture, Jennie!
WOW! I had that happen once in Chicago – this dark grayish black cloud came over the city – right out of the movie “Independence Day!”
It looked exactly like that!
Gorgeous sky and words ❤
Thank you, Debby. 💕
I love this. The sky demands attention. Very cool
Wow, phenomenal picture! I love rain on a sunny day… it actually makes me so happy! 🙂
Perfect reading weather.
Mind blowing TECHDOSTH.COM
I love those contrasts. You captured it perfectly. I’m glad you got to revel in it, even for a moment 🙂
Love these types of skies!
Reblogged this on NEW BLOG HERE >> https:/BOOKS.ESLARN-NET.DE.
Thank you, Michael!
A great photo, even though i had to look up “oxymoron”. 😉 Thanks for sharing, Jennie! I hope you had a beautiful weekend, and also a good start of the new week! xx Michael
Thank you, Michael. Oxymoron is a tricky word. I also looked it up to make sure I was using it correctly. It seemed to fit this sky.