Carter's Water Garden

Sunday Reflections…

I’ve been sitting here watching the morning sky waiting for the sunrise. Tomorrow is New Years Eve, It seems to have gone by so fast this year… I’m going to look back and think on the year that has been a bit today, but where I’m going is ahead & it’s foolish to look back to much…

Look- 2019 is right ahead. Are you ready 😊

So many blessings and so much to do & see ahead. Happy New Year!


“Every man should be born again on the first of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle, if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances;     But, on the first of January let every man gird  himself once more, with his face to the front, and take interest in the things that are and are to be, and not in the things that were and are past.”

~ Henry Ward Beecher


Mark Carter

Do YOU Believe in New Years Resolutions?


Res-o-lu-tion / reze’looSH(e)n / noun   

A firm decision to do or not to do something. Synonyms : Intention. Decision. Aim. Plan

Goals are important! But, IF you want it to stick – you better have a plan!

New Years bring out the best intentions in all of us I think. BUT, old sayings ring true… “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”!

Saving money and loosing weight are the top 2 things people are planning to do this year! BUT guess what? Less than 10% of people actually succeed with their resolutions… WOW!

Last year my resolution was to blog everyday in 2018! It hasn’t been easy, but I worked at it everyday & I did it 😊 So I know that you can achieve your goals too!

We ALL want to get better & do better, It’s just in our nature. BUT, to really succeed, you have to have a good plan, written down, that you can go back to and use as a reminder over and over! Nothing comes easy… So my advice is not to get caught up in the New Years Resolution craze! Simply make your plans, carefully and realistically, and work everyday to see them through!

Happy New Year everybody! 🎆


Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
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Last “Hump Day Koi Story” of 2018 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Christmas has come & gone and now we are about to put a bow on 2018… I’ve had a LOT of fun blogging about Koi this year! Wednesday’s have been all about Koi, and I plan to continue to raise Koi, sell Koi & to keep blogging about Koi in 2019! 😊 I Love ❤️Koi!

Some of my Koi swimming around my Wanvisa Waterlily display at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Spring follows Winter and before we know it, the water will warm and our Koi will be active & eating again. I for one am ready! Thank y’all for reading my little blog and for all your comments & feedback this year!

Here’s a little video of my Koi eating at night – I’m ready for Spring already 😊

Happy New Year! AND Happy Pondering!


Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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