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Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful morning! This picture says it all – a Beautiful sunrise under a bank of invading clouds. The rain is coming, but not before the Sunrise. No longer than I got my picture, the rain got here. Feels like Spring 😊

The cloud bank was almost all the way in, but the Sunrise beat it! So beautiful. Behind me, the rain was coming.

 

Enjoy your day ❤️

“Living in L.A.
Lower Alabama
Spanish moss, azaleas
A deep south panorama, Lower Alabama
So far south, can’t get no farther
Off the map, feet hitting water
A little taste of the bayou
A little twang in our talk
Folks are friendly when they greet you
We say sir and ma’am and y’all
We love sweet tea, our chicken fried
Shrimp and grits, and pecan pie
And watermelon in season
Man, I love the smell of bacon
Smells like Sunday morning
Like America, tastes like freedom
Living in L.A.
Lower Alabama
Spanish moss, azaleas
A deep south panorama, Lower Alabama
So far south, can’t get no farther
Off the map, feet hitting water”
   ~ Charles David Sharp

 

Mark Carter



Saturday’s Ain’t Cheap!

Most of us work for a living. Like that old song, “Working 9 to 5”… Monday thru Friday,  to make a living! In many ways Saturday and Sunday are our reward. There are only 52 Saturday’s and 52 Sunday’s in a year.. And Sunday belongs to the Lord! That makes Saturday VERY valuable! You don’t want to waste one if you can help it😊 I’ll tell ya’, Saturday is an institution around here! And, they ain’t cheap! 💥

Even the Killer’ loved him some Saturday night! 💥

I’ll keep it short and sweet this morning  – I just watched a perfect Sunrise, had a great breakfast & now I’m headed out! Planning on wrapping it up with a killer Sunset from a special spot & enjoying a cool ‘Saturday Night’! Boom 💥 Hope y’all can do the same 😊

Even Jerry Lee loves a Tennessee Saturday Night! 👇🏻

 

See y’all in the morning 😎

 

Mark C.



Thank God It’s Friday | #tgif

The header says it all! I am without commitment today, so I slept till almost 6:30! Can you say Thank God It’s Friday?!

A Friday off is a rare thing 😊 What are YOUR plans for the weekend?

I am dreaming of Spring & looking at plants today. It’s Friday! I hope everyone gets up and gets outside today as well.

Don’t forget to tune in to 101.5fm! The 180 Crew will be bringing it too you LIVE from Carlock Nissan today. Call in and help drive the show along! 731-423-8101 is the #! 💥

Have a GREAT weekend!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Throwback Thursday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

My son recently turned 18. LOTS of memories and emotions have been bubbling up 😭 one thing that I keep finding is pictures of him in and around the ponds & waterfalls. He simply LOVES them! So this one is my offering for Throwback Thursday.

Jacob has loved Koi and ponds since birth I think 😊 This was taken at the dedication to this teaching pond at a local school 16 or so years ago. This picture ended up on the “Ponds for Kids” booklet that promotes Ponds in schools. #Throwbackthursday

He was 2 in this picture 😊 This “Teaching Pond” is still being used to inspire and teach youngsters about science, ecology & even art. A BIG shoutout to the great educators that were and still are responsible for this school pond happening! Steve, Elizabeth & Christine – Y’all Rock! Keep up the good work!

Have a great #throwbackthursday!

 

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Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

2020 is humming right along & its #waterfallwednesday again! Since it’s a newish year, here’s a waterfall we were running a “first run test” on. It turned out great! So great in fact, I plan to do a whole story with a video on this feature at a later date. But for now, here’s to #waterfallwednesday!

 

This was a test run of a new Waterfall. it turned out Fantastic! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee 

I just LOVE waterfalls! I love designing and building them! I love the way they sound! And maybe most importantly, I Love the way they make you feel! Viva La Waterfalls! ❤️

 

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Pond Tip : My Koi Pond Is Frozen! Don’t Break The ICE! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

10 degree windchill this morning 🥶 Brrr! Ice Ice Baby! But, don’t worry, it will be ok… Just don’t break the ice!

Don’t break the ice! It will harm your Koi! The powerful shock waves created by a blow to the ice can break their bones and rupture organs!

NEVER, NEVER, NEVER break the ice by banging on it! It can cause your fish great harm – it can even KILL them! To allow the escape/exchange of gasses in a frozen over pond, keep a hole open in the ice. This is IMPORTANT!!! It will keep the gases from building up under the ice and allow for oxygen exchange and keep your fish from suffocating. This will also allow the pump to get water if the surface is frozen. If you have a skimmer, this will be MUCH easier on you! The water movement will help keep the ice from forming. You may need to keep the hole open by adding water from a water hose, bucket or pan of water. (This is why I always say “keep a dry hose” or a 5 gallon bucket for this purpose! If & when you use your water hose be sure to drain it when finished-to keep it from freezing and bursting, or just keep it in your garage). You can also use a floating pond heater or a small pump in a shallow area to “flash up’ and break the water surface. Just do it! 😊

It’s cold for a few days, but it will warm soon. Lets take care of our finned friends ❤️

Spring is Coming !  💐

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Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s a cold morning but the Waterfalls still flow! The birds still come all day to bathe and drink… And most importantly- Spring Is Coming!!!

Have a Great Monday!

 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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