One Misty, Moisty Morning

One misty, moisty morning,

When cloudy was the weather,

There I met an old man,

Clothed all in leather.

Clothed all in leather,

With a cap under his chin.

How do you do?

And how do you do?

And how do you do again?

 

Montucky posted such beautiful photos of the mist in the mountains in this post: https://montucky.wordpress.com/2018/11/28/in-between/

that I felt inspired to run out onto the deck to take some misty photos of my own. They are nowhere as beautiful as Montucky’s, and nowhere near as remote, but it’s what we have here close to town.

Looking at the mist hanging in the trees took me back to a childhood nursery rhyme. Do any of you remember it? I think nursery rhymes are becoming a forgotten treasure of our childhood. I’d hate for them to disappear like these mists will do in an hour or so.

41 thoughts on “One Misty, Moisty Morning

  1. Jennie

    I know exactly what you mean, Anneli. Fabulous photo, and of course one is reminded of childhood memories. Nursery Rhymes are still alive today. They may not be as popular, but they are definitely loved by children.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      I’m glad you feel that way too. I know they’re silly and some are downright scary (like the old woman who lived in a shoe whipping her kids), but even kids don’t take the nursery rhymes seriously enough to do damage. I think kids are way more resilient than we give them credit for and these rhymes are a longtime tradition that I’d hate to lose.

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      1. roughwighting

        Agreed. For some reason, one of the nursery rhymes I used to chant to my kids, and then grandkids, that we all enjoyed was” Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean; so between them both you see, they licked the platter clean.” :-0

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      It’s English in origin, and many of the nursery rhymes are English, but closely related to them are the fairy tales and many of those are from Europe’s mainland. I feel lucky to have had some of each. And that misty, moisty morning photo has snow on it this morning.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      That’s good to hear, Patsy. I noticed that even when I was teaching the younger grades, that nursery rhymes and fairy tales were being left behind. Most of the kids hadn’t had their parents read those to them and they came to school all the poorer for it.I know some of them are controversial now, but I think I turned out sort of normal and my head was filled with nursery rhymes and fairy tales. I knew they were just made up stories, and I think kids can figure that out.

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      1. whitefeatherfloating

        Yeah, I agree! Lately, there’s a trend in the picture book world of authors where they are taking the main stories from fairytales and totally changing them. Some are funny, but I haven’t liked a lot I’ve seen.

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