Winter Sunset

At last, there was a winter sunset on the drive home from work at my favorite Sunset Farm intersection.  That means the days are getting longer.  At school we can now watch sunsets on the playground at the end of the day.  Sunsets are beautiful; their colors are magical, and just what we need to see at the end of a long day.  Looking at the sky with children is opening a window, because their wonder reminds us to stop and look.  The world is beautiful.


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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72 Responses to Winter Sunset

  1. Tristan says:

    Wow. This is so refreshing thanks. Sometimes in life you just need to stop and enjoy the simple things.

  2. beth says:

    I’m a huge fan of winter sunsets- beautiful post

  3. Beautiful … Natures wonders are all around those who take the time to look. Have a good weekend.

  4. srbottch says:

    I think we’re at the 6 pm mark when it’s still light enough to call it ‘day’. Heading in the right direction. Doesn’t it buoy spirits?

  5. What a wonderful place to view the sunset. It looks like it was a glorious one.

  6. willowdot21 says:

    Such a wonderful photo nature is so wonderful 😌

  7. Don Ostertag says:

    ‘And I say to myself, what a wonderful world,’

  8. A terrific photo, Jennie. A great lesson for kids too. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Darlene says:

    Nothing like a good sunset to soothe the soul. It’s nice that you can experience it with the children at school. xo

  10. the full moon is tomorrow night Jennie and you can thank the moon for our seasons.
    Billions of years ago, the moon collided with Earth. This not only captured the moon in it’s orbit but also knocked our axis off centre. This off centre axis created our seasons.
    So on those cold cold nights you can shake your fist at the moon and howl!

  11. I love that you enjoy them with your students.

    • Jennie says:

      Thank you, Cindy. The photo on my iPhone was more vibrant, especially by the trunk of the tree- the heart of the sun. I wish WP had captured the same thing. Still, it was a lovely sunset.

  12. This is just gorgeous, Jennie. Hugs.

  13. Ally Bean says:

    I rarely see sunsets, but winter ones are delightful. Thanks for sharing your photo.

  14. quiall says:

    Mother nature is an incredible artist.

  15. Elizabeth says:

    Yes as Charlie mentioned yesterday “the dark is getting shorter!”

  16. Mireya says:

    Yes I love to go outside after my day and look up at the moon. Like the other day I imagined that I sat in the crescent moon telling her my fears and my dreams…

  17. petespringerauthor says:

    A welcome sight that spring will be here soon.

  18. Great capture, Jennie. There is plenty of beauty on display in Winter…ya just gotta know where to find it…as this picture demonstrates!

  19. jilldennison says:

    What a beautiful sunset! We haven’t had a sunset all year thus far, primarily because we haven’t see much of the sun. It comes out once a week for a few hours, then gets covered by dreary clouds long before the time sunset might otherwise take place. Ah well … when it does happen, we’ll appreciate it more!

  20. Beautiful. There is a lot of peace in this photo. Best wishes, Michael

  21. Beautiful, Jennie. I love it when suddenly we’re put on notice that the days are getting longer! Woo hoo!

  22. frenchc1955 says:

    Hi Jennie, thank you for a beautiful post.

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