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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.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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41 thoughts on “One Misty, Moisty Morning

  1. That rising moisture looks pretty!

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  2. Beautifully nostalgic photos and words

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  3. The nursery rhyme sounds kind of familiar, Anneli. Gorgeous photo!

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  4. Thanks for the mention, Anneli! I like the rhyme: it fits. Also the misty morning you have over there!


  5. I haven’t heard that poem in years!
    Great photo. 🙂

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  6. Lovely photo. I was unfamiliar with this verse though.

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  7. 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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  8. Thanks for sharing your words as well as an inspiring image to go with it all.

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  9. Beautiful shot! I’m not familiar with that poem. It must not have found its way to Wisconsin.

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  10. Your photos are gorgeous, Anneli, and evoke the misty moisty poem perfectly. No, I never heard that one. I love nursery rhymes and hope they don’t grow out of favor for young parents…or old ‘uns like us. xo

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    • 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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      • 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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  11. Beautiful picture (like always). I’ve never heard this rhyme, but then I grew up on the other side of the big water.


    • 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.


  12. The Northwest with full of those misty moisty mornings, and they are beautiful. I have a thing for fog. 🙂 Beautiful photos.


  13. Yes, it’s a Northwest thing in the fall … and winter … and okay, in spring too.


  14. I remember my nana telling me this nursery rhyme. Lovely to be reminded of it. Thanks for sharing and beautiful photography too. Best wishes Sebby


  15. Your misty pictures are superb! Evocative and mysterious—you captured it all!

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  16. My daughter and I used to listen to a CD of nursery rhymes when she was little and I remember that one!!

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    • 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.


  17. Hmmm…I think it’s okay to a certain extent, but to me, it just isn’t original.


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