Carter’s Garden Blog


A Gift With Love And Meaning ❤️

I bet a Lot of you have watched and enjoyed the movie Lonesome Dove 🕊 It is one of my favorites of all time. I really like old Gus, he’s one of the most colorful characters in the movie for sure 😊 When they hit the trail going north, he made sure his old Livery sign went with!

One of my favorite movies 🎥My wife made this sign as a gift for me recently. I LOVE it!

Cut to reality… My wife & I recently celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary. I took her on a “Antiquing, Junking, Pickin Trip” to celebrate, which I thought was pretty good 😎 But she topped me! She prepped, painted and lettered me a replica of Gus’s old sign for my “junk wall” (don’t ask)…

Did you ever wonder what that Latin phrase at the bottom meant?

uva uvam vivendo varia fit

It literally means – a grape changes color (ripens) when it sees another grape.

I wondered on that for quite a while. I think it means that when you see another person like you, in spirit or soul – that you make each other better (ripe)… I think that’s an Awesome metaphor for a great friendship or marriage. ❤️

I guess we are just a couple of old grapes 🍇 😊

 

Peace, Love, Gifts with meaning & Old Grapes 🍇

 

Mark C.

 



Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful morning! The river is smooth as glass and it feels so good outside 😊 Sunday morning with my family, on the river, at the marina for breakfast is always a Great Day! ❤️

The dogs know what Sunday morning means… BACON 🥓💥

 

This is the final leg of Jo & I’s 26th Anniversary celebration 😊 We had to include Jacob and the pups to really celebrate! What better way than a day on the river 😊

“That beautiful season the Summer!
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light;
and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Have a great Sunday!

 

Mark C.



A Quick Anniversary Photo Tour

We had a great day off for our 26th. Wedding Anniversary! The weather was perfect 👌🏻 so we just made a day of riding around, eating out & Junking! Bought a few really nice old things (Junk to most 😊)… And finished the day off at our favorite marina with the perfect sunset 🌅. All in all, a perfect day! ❤️

 

This is my wife Jo & I 26 years in. We still Kickin’!

 

 

Here’s to 26 More! 🍾💥 ❤️

 

Mark Carter



26 Years In The Blink Of An Eye! ❤️

Just a quick mention of today’s importance- Today marks 26 years of marriage to the Best Girl I know! 😘 It’s gone by fast and it’s never gotten old! I’m a blessed & thankful man!

These are all pics from our Wedding and from Anniversaries past. Today we celebrate #26! All I can say is, I’m a blessed man!

Happy Anniversary to the best girl in the world! They say “Time Flies When Your having Fun”… Well I am! And it has! ❤️💥

Happy Anniversary! Heres to another 26! 🥰

 

Mark C.