Wednesday, September 24, 2008

ABC Wednesday-J

When JACK FROST comes
Oh the fun!
He plays pranks on everyone.
He'll pinch your nose,
He'll bite your toes.
But where he lives
Why nobody knows.
He paints upon the windowpanes,
Tin soldiers, Bears
And choo-choo trains.
He nips the leaves
From off the trees,
This little man whom no one sees.
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by: Anonymous
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Frost is a weather condition that occurs when the prevailing temperature falls below 0°C (32°F). It is recognized by the icy deposit that forms; but if the air is very dry this will not occur.
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As a young child, I could sit for hours mesmorized by the frost patterns that
JACK FROST painted on my bedroom window.
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Unfortunately, now with the newer and more energy efficient windows in the houses,
JACK FROST no longer visits me.
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ABC Wednesday is brought to you by Mrs. Nesbitt.
Mr.Linky can be found here.
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Bear((( )))

52 comments:

desert dirt diva said...

yea i am the first and i love your jack frost story:))my youngest loves to look at your teddy bears, and yes build a bear is there favorite store!!!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

It's a lovely image!

Well done!

naturglede said...

What a Beautiful bear! I love the poem. Thank you for a greate post today:)

Brian said...

This made me smile and that is great photography

Dina said...

That's quite a bear! And the poem is fun. You remind me of childhood in cold Chicago--I'd make fingerprints in the thickly frosted windows.
It's still in the high 80s here in Jerusalem. I'll be happy for just the first rain. Enjoy your frost and autumn!

antigoni said...

I love the poem and your teddy bear. Nice post.

Aileni said...

Which reminds me - I must get some anti-freeze and spray for the windscreen. Thanks for the reminder,Bear.

Reader Wil said...

What a nice poem! I learned a few new expressions, like Jack Frost and being on one's Jack Jones.

Your bear is lovely!

Ackworth Born said...

I remember jack frost on the windows when a child - now it is true with central heating it doesn't happen so often.

Miss_Yves said...

In France, we don't know "Jack frost"
"le bonhomme Hiver " is an old
idiomatic expression,it's not not a character.
I love the poem and the Teddy bear( cute as usual)
It reminds of me drawing on frosty windows in my childhood...
Miss Yves

RuneE said...

A very nice background for the expression. Personally I'm glad as long as he stays away!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i like snow, but i can do without jack frost...

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeh Bear,
I love your JACK Frost too. also the story, come and see mine J from JoHanna or more...


JoAnn's D Eyes Holland,
BYE BEAR!

Mental P Mama said...

I love that bear!

nonizamboni said...

Always such fun to visit you! And now I have Jack Frost on my mind [we've had rain and 80's all week] and a lovely costume for Mr. JFBear.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy Wednesday!

me ann my camera said...

I also always loved Jack Frost and his beautiful artistry upon our old window panes. Great post, great memories of Jack.

i beati said...

so beautiful !! sk

mrsnesbitt said...

A wonderful picture as ever!Thanks so much for sharing!

Midlife Slices said...

I LOVE cold weather!!

ellen b said...

Oh I love this shade of blue on Jack. Very sweet!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I did enjoy my visit here .. and yes I drifted back in time for a while and thought of cold winters past and the time I belived in Jack Frost.. cold times yes.. but magical and happy ties also.

Tom

Jay said...

Our first home was a rented farm cottage with no central heating, and it was at the top of a hill, so caught all the wind in winter. I remember waking up on winter mornings and being unable to see out of the window till we'd scraped the frost off the inside! Beautiful, leafy swirls in delicate crystal!

Very evocative post!

Adventure girl wanna be said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog about ABC Wednesday.

I love your J post and your entire site. So cute and sweet!

Happy Hump Day To All-

sablonneuse said...

Such a lot to catch up on as I've been 'away' for over a week. Like you, I love Autumn and mention of Jack Frost brought back childhood meeories of beautiful patterns on the window pane in the mornings. Also, I'm so pleased to have discovered another Sandy at I Beati.

Gramma Jo said...

The bear is adorable and I do remember the patterns that Jack used to leave on the windows. I have not thought of them for years. Thanks for the memory.

AphotoAday said...

I'm out here on the west coast, so we only see Jack rarely, thank goodness...

Kim said...

I just finished with Mrs. Nesbitt's frost on her site, now more thoughts of winter. Can we just skip winter and go straight to spring? This little guy is cute, though, even if he reminds me of winter.

Daryl said...

Poor Bear so cold he turned blue!


:-Daryl

serendipity said...

Jack Frost is much better.

Yes, I have a friend named Xerxes. Unfortunately, that was from over 20 years ago and I don't have a picture of him. Drat!

dulce said...

Loved your idea!!!

Suburbia said...

I adore your Jack Frost bear :)

Nydia said...

Oh... What a sweet post! Wish I had a Jack Frost drawing images on my window, but here in Rio, you know... Loved thi s teddy bear!

Kisses from Nydia.

PS: Every time now I eat a Toblerone bar (like right now), I have to look at the bear in disguise - I have already told everyone about it, LOL

Moannie said...

Adorable bear. Never had a heated house a a kid. We used to put hot pennies on the glass so we could peer through the frost...brrrrrr!!

becky voyles said...

He looks a little blue, Bear. LOL Get it? He is beautiful. Another great post. I think I did it right this time. I actually got on the main site for a change.

richies said...

I'm in no hurry for jack frost to get here

Baino said...

I remember patterns on the window panes they were amazing. We rarely get frost on our block due to a canopy of trees but we've had a few this winter. Now the sun is shining and frost gives way to dew!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Bear, Jack Frost visits here often. I will take a picture and send it to you when he does make a trip here. HE won't be here for a while yet, but rest assured he'll be here.

Love the bear, as always.

splummer said...

Hi!!
Love "J" for today. Jack Frost makes some wonderful art to look at!!

P.S. You stopped by my place, but you were on the wrong one for ABC Wednesday. Click on Sherrie's Stuff and you will find it. Take Care!!

Sherrie

Rose said...

Mr. Bear is the perfect Jack Frost! I hope you haven't had any frost yet--it's still in the '80's here in Illinois.

Gemma said...

I remember seeing Jack Frosts patterns! Maybe he'll paint some car windows this year!
:-)

peppylady said...

Jack Frost haven't hit here yet.
I recall here that poem before but it been a long time.

Thanks for stopping by earlier.

Rambling Woods said...

I love your bears..I wanted to mention something about koi and herons..a friend rehabs heron and suggested a net to put over the pond to keep the fish safe. People here wanted to have some heron killed for taking their koi...

D Herrod said...

Love the bears.

kml said...

He is beautiful! Won't be long before we will be visited by his relatives!

kRiZ cPEc said...

frozen!! The bear is blue, cute post.

TSannie said...

Love those pointy shoes. Perfect for the weather we're having here in CT.

The poem is wonderful!

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Cute bear and nice poem.
Thank you for visiting MDS.

kouji said...

my... you really do have a lot of bears. :O cool... :O

CherryPie said...

Just looking at that bear makes me feel chilly. Great poem :-)

Dragonstar said...

I love your Jack Frost bear, and the poem's great!

starnitesky said...

I remember Jack Frost on the windowpanes when I was young. Just looking at this bear makes me feel cold.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I tried to predict what your beary creative post would be this week and never thought of Jack Frost! Your blog is so much fun!