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“Cyber” Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I sat by my Pond yesterday for quite a while. Listening to the wind & waterfalls and watching the leaves fall and blow around. It was a very windy, cloudy, melancholy type of day… But I found a little beauty in it to share 😊

I slowed this still photo down a bit and it really shows the soft, foamy, splashy effect of the Falls. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Have a great Monday!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com
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Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Fall is in full swing. Enjoy this little Moment of Zen 😊

 

Have a great day!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Sunday Reflections…

We spent the entire day outside yesterday! The day started with a heavy fog, but the sun burned it off soon enough & we went riding in the country to enjoy the seasonal color. This is one of the most beautiful color shows I can remember. Maybe it was the late, warm weather this year, coupled with the plentiful rainfall that brought out the vivid colors? I’m not sure – But, in any case, the Fall Color this year is so beautiful! I hate to see it go… But, the seasons change & so must we. I’m going to enjoy the fall while it’s here & then I’ll set my mind to Winter & the Spring that follows won’t be far behind 😊

Fall color is here today, but gone tomorrow…

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

~ Robert Frost

 

Have a great Sunday.

Mark C.

 



Fall Foliage is at PEAK! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Ok folks, this is the weekend you have been waiting for! The temps are perfect, the sun is shining & the Foliage is at Peak color! BUT, it will be gone in no time… Get out this weekend and see some of this natural beauty! You deserve it 😊❤️

The Fall Color is looking gorgeous, get out and enjoy the beauty today | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Dogwoods give you a Two-fer! Spring and Fall color!

Fall color is here today, gone tomorrow… Get out and see it now 😊

It’s going to be a BEAUTIFUL Weekend! Get out there and see it 😊

PS: Let me know what your favorite Fall tree is 😊

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful Sunday morning! We are in October now, but this last week has felt like July! I suppose I could fuss about it and say it’s too Hot for Fall, yada, yada… But, I’m not 😊 I prefer to think of it as an extended Summer gift 💝 I’m gonna get out today and work up a good Fall sweat & enjoy it! I hope y’all do too 😅

A great day to look for that lost salt shaker…

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.”

~ Nathaniel Hawthorn

Peace 🙏🏻

Mark C.



Hump Day Koi Fix | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s Hump Day again, and I have a beautiful variety of Koi to look at today – The ‘Ochiba Shigure’ Koi! These Koi are commonly referred to as simply Ochiba’. These beautiful Koi combine the brown/bronze colors of the Chagoi, the silver/grey color of the Soragoi and in many cases, a Kohaku type pattern. The Ochiba Koi were originally bred as a combination of Chagoi and Kohaku.

Ochiba Koi are closely related to their wild carp ancestors. They are generally very calm and friendly and will quickly learn to eat from your hand! 🙂

The Japanese term for these Koi ‘Ochiba Shigure’ translates to “Autumn Leaves on Water”.  In many peoples opinion they are one of the most beautiful varieties of Koi. They will grow fairly large (30″+) so make sure your pond can handle a Koi of this size.

Variations of Ochiba include Gin Rin Ochiba and Doitsu Ochiba.

Gin Rin Ochiba Shigure are a beautiful variation of these Koi.

We are over the HUMP folks! Enjoy the rest of your week! AND enjoy your KOI!

Happy Pondering!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com