‘One misty-moisty morning, when cloudy was the weather…..’

Today was indeed a misty morning.  Ripon has no fewer than three rivers in town, and a canal too, and one of those three rivers, the Ure, passes our back door.  So it’s no surprise that we do ‘misty-moisty’ mornings, evenings and nights on a regular basis.

But mistiness is no excuse not to walk the mile and a half along the Ure to visit the village shop at West Tanfield to buy a Sunday paper.  Here’s my journey:

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This is how the old nursery rhyme goes:

One misty, moisty morning,

When cloudy was the weather,

I chanced to meet an old man clothed all in leather.

He began to compliment, and I began to grin,

How do you do, and how do you do?

And how do you do again?

Though I didn’t meet any old men clothed all in leather, I did meet quite a few dog-walkers.  And quite pleasant chats were had with nearly all of them

12 thoughts on “‘One misty-moisty morning, when cloudy was the weather…..’”

  1. ………very special pre-winter feeling on your slide show, lovely walking through misty fields, coming back into a cosy lounge, sitting and reading in front of a chimney fire………..annaxx

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  2. That’s funny Margaret, we walked the one and a half miles from the opposite direction to get the Sunday papers! Tried to put Linda’s tuition into practise as we passed the bird hides.
    Your pictures are lovely as always.

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  3. I had to laugh at your title–the same phrase has been running through my head for days, because of the weather we’ve been having! Those lines were also recorded as a song by Steeleye Span. Your photos do a wonderful job of conveying the peace and quiet of the walk.

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  4. As ever lovely, atmospheric photos made extra special because they remind me of my Yorkshire childhood. Currently I can barely walk up the garden path but I have, some say stubbornly, abandonned my crutches. I shall tackle driving next week when Jeremy is around to take over if necessary. We’ve just had to cancel a week in A-V which is very disappoiting as we were really looking forward to some mountain air.

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    1. Oh! You poor thing. And for having to give up the pre-Christmas break in A-V too. We’re hoping to be in LdO for New Year, which will be fun, but a great run-about too, trying to see everyone, AND fit in a trip to Barcelona to see Emily. Do get well soon. Chin up!

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