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One Misty, Moisty Morning...




This is the first line to my husband’s favorite childhood poem. It popped into my head immediately on awakening this morning to discover the whole world enveloped in a cozy blanket of white mist.

One misty, moisty, morning, 
When cloudy was the weather,
I came upon an old man
Clad all in leather;
Clad all in leather,
With a strap under his chin,
With a "How do you do, and how do you do,
And how do you do again?


Taken from Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes 

Front pasture in the fog
Tim would often quote this poem to the kids when the fog rolled in..which it does in Houston every spring.

Around the bend

This morning, I couldn’t help but think of that line. It was probably the thickest fog I’d ever seen! I let Jacob, the 18 yr.old, drive to his college class today, while I road ‘shotgun’…and all I could do was be amazed at how beautiful the forest looked as we were driving up  and down the winding hills.
 Blue sky on a Foggy Day

Of course, being ‘mom’ I regularly mentioned that we shouldn’t drive any faster than we could safely ‘see’. I don’t think he was worried one bit!

Dawn in the Mist
The forest along our drive…all blanketed in fog was just so exquisitely beautiful, that  I kept reminding myself that when I got home, I was going to have to take photos for Thursday. It was 6:40am when we headed out and I really was afraid that the fog would all burn off before I could get some pictures.
 Mist in the treetops

Thank goodness..I still had plenty of time.  Funny, as the sun rose higher and higher, the colors of the ‘fog’ seemed to change. It was the oddest thing ever!
  Misty Morning

I don’t know what it is about mist and fog, but the animals and birds in the woods seemed very loud…
echoing across the fields. It was surreal…and capitvating!


Side pasture in the fog

For sure, I knew you all would enjoy seeing the lovely way the fog and mist changed the look of the surrounding trees and fields.
It made the whole landscape look like a ‘work of art’.

Front Pasture in sunrise
 
We had a very warm day today, which explains why we had the fog.

tropical pond in winter

The cold temperatures have all dissipated at our house. What about you? Still buried in snow?

Our home 
Like the radio announcer mentioned today, it’s so nice to have our ‘Houston winter weather’ back!
I do hope you have a lovely day!


PS. Tracie at Fishtail Cottage is hosting her Flora Thursday party early and I wanted to join her..so I'm posting early.

 
I'm also trying out a new linky party by A Southern Daydreamer called Outdoor Wednesday. How fun!

And I'm linking up with my favorite..My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday!

An AND...It's almost time for the OWOH Giveaway!  If you haven't left a comment yet to enter..please do!  Just click here.  The drawing will be at 12:01am tomorrow night and I'll announce the winner on Thursday morning. (So I needed to get this posted early.)

You still have a little more time to enter! Win a quilted tote bag!

Linking up with Deb's Fantastic Friday! Party


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24 comments:

The Clip Cafe said...

OH SO Pretty!!!

Babbs said...

Gorgeous photos!!! You make the fog look beautiful!! We had fog too and warmer temps, I'm ready for Spring!! :) I got a kick out of your comment about the pillow!!! It might be yours, maybe it's made the rounds. LOL LOL!!! But luckily so far....I haven't bought any of my own stuff back. HA HA!!! Have a super day Donna!!!

classic • casual • home said...

Unbelievable! You are such a talented photographer. I really enjoyed your images.

Lorraine said...

there is something magical about trees it must be lovely to wake up with nature all around you..perfect..thanks for your nice comments on my blog Donna

Maggi said...

What gorgeous photos! We've been having days full of sunshine and warmth, hopefully we'll get more than 2 weeks of Spring this year! lol

Deb said...

Oh, Ms. Donna, this is beautiful!!! You're turning into quite the photographer!!! :)

Maria Killam said...

Donna your photographs are really beautiful, such a treat to see your neighbourhood along with you!
Have a wonderful day.
xoxo
Maria

Trudy Callan said...

Your pictures are gorgeous. I never thought of fog as being beautiful until now.

Countrymama said...

Dearest Donna- I just saw your daughter's blog. Impressive! I passed it on to my little sister, I'm sure she'll fall in love with it.

Jill said...

Thanks for the comment. Those photos are so gorgeous! Don't you just love landscapes? I haven't really gotten into taking them yet so I don't know if I would be any good, but it's on my to do list!

Donnie said...

What lovely photos and that poem is so pretty. Have a lovely day.

Shirley said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. What wonderful photos. We seldom have fog here.

I was a bit nervous about making a shirt but decided to sew it one seam at a time and google each step! So far it hasn't been as difficult as I thought.

I think one of difficulties of being an emptynester is that my son is my only relative here and he's so far away (at least to me!). As parents we know from day one that one day they'll leave home but when it happens it can be hard.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are beautiful pictures and I thank you for sharing them. We live on a 'ridge' and often get heavy fog - we call it 'pea soup' :-)- while down the hill it could be sunny. We have tons of snow still. Come on over and visit my blog and see for yourself :-) Blessings, Pam

Gloria said...

Great photos Donna. The fog looks intoxicating. Makes me want to walk there and feel the mist of it. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.

Caroline said...

Had fog over here this morning too. Your photos are lovely! Enjoyed your post yesterday a great deal too.

Kerrie said...

Lovely, I could "hear" the silence...

Jill said...

So beautiful and mysterious...I just love it! I could sit for hours and just enjoy the peacefullness :-) Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Jill

A Primitive Homestead said...

Your photos are beautiful! Your post was calming. It took me to a place wher I could hear the sound of the bird as I read your words. Your pond is so beautiful. Much bigger than my little garden pond. To bad my yard was not bigger. The snow & ice has been melting here. Now we have lots of mud. I have two with permits. Just sitting by them as they drive is not an easy thing to do. Enjoy your beautiful weather. Blessings!

Ellen said...

wow, these are amazing pictures!!! very lord of the rings, wouldnt you say!?

Becca's Dirt said...

We have been having fog here on he Gulf Coast for a few days. Thick this morning. I kinda like it but then it usually yields to a rather warm day. Beautiful here.

saltbox treasures said...

Your misty photos are just gorgeous! Love them!
Have a great day!
~ Julie

Jeanne Selep said...

I enjoy taking photos on a misty morning also! It's kind of magical.

http://jeanneselep.blogspot.com/2009/10/misty-morning.html

Sherry said...

Beautiful photography!
Sherry

Anonymous said...

You pretty much said what i could not effectively communicate. +1

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