Sunday, 29 January 2012

A misty, moisty morning.



So, there we were around 7.30 one morning last week, the Senior Partner and I lying in bed, drinking tea and listening to TMS (Test Match Special) on BBC Radio 4.
It was day three of the Pakistan v England Test Match in Abu Dhabi, England were bowling and Pakistan had a long way to go to catch up.
During a lull, CMJ (Christopher Martin Jenkins) described the scene before him as " a misty, moisty morning". 



He said he thought it was a line from an old fashioned nursery rhyme, one that I had never heard of.
I googled it to find out more as I think it describes exactly the view that I had through the window this morning.


One misty, moisty, morning,
When cloudy was the weather,
There I met an old man
All clothed in leather

All clothed in leather,
With a cap under his chin.
How do you do?
And how do you do?
And how do you do again?


By the way, in case it interests you, England were 72 all out in their second innings. Shocking!

Linking this misty, moisty post to 
the Tablescapers Seasonal Sundays
 and
 Mary's Mosaic Monday @ the little red house.

31 comments:

  1. These are wonderful pictures, Maggie. I love misty mornings in the country. Happy Seasonal Sunday!

    Denise

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  2. Those are awesome and almost mystical looking shots! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Beautiful photos, Maggie! Love the collage.
    -Lynn

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  4. It's a misty moisty morning here too. The ponds are at their highest and the rain clatters against the steel roof.
    Your photos are beautiful, with an air of mystery.

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  5. Oh, Maggie, That is the way I remember your neighborhood when we were there in September. Keep warm. Are you watching Downton Abbey on BBC Sunday nights? We love it. Hello to the Captain! xo Jenny

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  6. Wonderful photos! We've had some misty, moisty mornings here lately. That's why our moss looks so "mossy". :)
    Have a great Sunday.

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  7. Wonderful photos and a verse I had never heard.

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  8. No moisture or mist here - brilliant sunshine and heading to the 60's again today - oh my, how spoiled we are. I'll be walking the woods later this afternoon.

    Cricket on the radio! Wow Maggie you must really love it, that must be slower than molasses, ha! ha!

    Great misty photos - thanks for sharing.
    Love, Mary

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  9. Blue sky and sunshine here as we head out for our morning walk. I love the view from your upstairs windows. I remember it well, looking across the pastures as the sun rises and the fog hovers low over the green grass. Beautiful memories!
    Enjoy the day, sweet friend. ~ Sarah

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  10. We could add "mysterious" to "misty" and "moisty". Your photos have that additional quality.

    As Pondside said, it's a misty, moisty morning here, too. But I plan to go for a walk even so.

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  11. So as Mary commented, this was cricket you were listening to on the radio...I was totally lost for a minute!

    I'd love a misty moisty morning!! We have sun and slushy snow, but it is still SO cold! What an odd season! Lovely pictures, Maggie!

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. Gorgeous photos and that description perfectly describes the beauty outside your window.

    xo
    Claudia

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  13. Wouldn't I love to awaken to a misty, moisty morning. Lovely photos of the mist.

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  14. Great photographs and I have some memories of the poem!! I can just picture the scene as we visited you last year and from pics you have posted on your blog. Have a great week, Jackie in Surrey

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  15. Your photographs are beautiful. I am so glad that I found your blog, I love your misty morning photos.
    Karen

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  16. I love that 'misty moisty' describes many days here this winter. Enjoy the week:)

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  17. Beautiful photos! I'd love to come for a visit!

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  18. Beautiful place and captures Maggie!

    Regina

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  19. Great shots Maggie. We have had such a misty dark grey day today and some snow too. And frost for the first time this winter. We seem to get real winter this week. Poor crocusses that are already blooming.
    Have a nice week.

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  20. Lovely photos of the misty moisty morning. Cute nursery rhyme as well. Pamela in Canada

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  21. Going to Normandy in my mind. Beautiful!

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  22. The photos are great, and the nursery rhyme just brought a great big smile to my face. That makes it very special.
    I so appreciate your visit. Do come again.

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  23. The photos are great, and the nursery rhyme just brought a great big smile to my face. That makes it very special.
    I so appreciate your visit. Do come again.

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  24. Hi Maggie, Thx for your kind words and the hugs from your fur babies

    Finally getting caught up on my replies.

    Have a great pink week.

    LL

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  25. Hi Maggie, Thx for your kind words and the hugs from your fur babies

    Finally getting caught up on my replies.

    Have a great pink week.

    LL

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  26. Love the misty mystery of these images!

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  27. Such a dreamy, misty, sweet, calm to each of these, really lovely entry~

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  28. Great photos! Makes me want to be there! Thanks for sharing.

    Happy WW from Jordyn @ The Green House

    http://www.thegreenhouseboutique.blogspot.com

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  29. Hi Maggie ! I found your blog through Mary's Little Red House. Those are beautiful pictures, I like misty pictures. I've been looking around your blog and was happy to find beautiful photos and collages.
    You are definitely on my "Great blogs" list !

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