Carter's Water Garden


Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful day! 86 degrees and sunny ๐ŸŒž It has apparently lit a fire under me because I just cant sit down… We have been decorating and cooking, Fall cleaning and slowly getting rid of Summer plants that just have to make way for Fall ๐Ÿ

Plus, its been a great weekend of Football ๐Ÿˆ The TN Vols won and Alabama lost! ๐Ÿ’ฅ

A couple of Old School TN fans right there!โ˜๐Ÿป They have been waiting for a great team for a while ๐Ÿ˜Š
TN played great! But seeing the Aggies beat big bad Alabama was fire! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Homemade fresh vegetable soup and cornbread is for dinner ๐Ÿฒ Man I love a nice Fall day!

โ€œA day like a day in summer.
Exceptionally still. The long shadows of the maples
nearly mauve on the gravel paths.
And in the evening, warmth. Night like a night in summer.โ€

~ Louise Gluck

Have a great evening!

Mark C



Sunday Reflections…

Today has been like the rest of this entire week… Long and Beautiful! ๐ŸŒž Fall came in with cool temps and blue skies. We got out on the lake today to enjoy a little time off and to officially welcome in Fall.

The weather was perfect today! Several people had the same idea ๐Ÿ˜Š

Although I hate the Summer being behind us, Fall is always a beautiful, welcome season… Hereโ€™s to Fall!๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿˆ

โ€œWhere are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too, – 
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing, and now with treble soft
The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.โ€

~ John Keats

Mark C



1st Throwback Thursday of Fall! ๐Ÿ | #Throwbackthursday ๐Ÿ

Well, we are into the 1st full day of Fall now & boy does it feel great! 46 degrees this morning! It really feels like we changed seasons ๐Ÿ˜Š The next big holiday around the corner is Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ which lead me right too this old throwback memory of Halloweens long ago…

This throwback pic is so old that its almost black&white…๐Ÿ˜‚ Halloween Party circa 1972 I believe…

I may wear this same getup for this years Halloween! How can a guy go wrong as a cowboy?! Do you think you could wear your 6 guns and holsters to a school function nowadays? ๐Ÿค” Me thinks not… But let me tell you one thing for certain! That boy you see in that picture there, would have for sure! I guess cowboys had more sway back then… Lets bring back Cowboys! ๐Ÿค ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Heres to the spirit of Fall! Bon fires๐Ÿ”ฅ Football ๐Ÿˆ Beautiful color ๐Ÿ and dont forget Halloween! ๐ŸŽƒ

Have a great #throwbackthursday!

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



Sunday Reflections…

After work yesterday, we got out on the water to see how the Fall color show was progressing. I Love โค๏ธ Fall ๐Ÿ I am blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the world and I know it ๐Ÿ˜Š In a few shorts weeks we will be looking at Thanksgiving ๐Ÿฆƒ And all the reds and oranges and golden color will be gone for the year… Get out and see it now because it wonโ€™t stay around long… Time flies by ๐Ÿ’จ

โ€œNatureโ€™s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leafโ€™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.โ€œ

~ Robert Frost

The colors are becoming more vivid and the birds ๐Ÿฆข are busy preparing for the Winter months to come. So much to see right now ๐Ÿ

Breakfast ๐Ÿณ is calling me…

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

Windy, rainy days in early Fall make me so sleepy… I have hardly been able to keep my eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ open the last few days… ๐Ÿ˜ด Iโ€™ll be glad when the sun โ˜€๏ธ pops back out!
On a positive note, the color change is happening now and itโ€™s gonna be a beautiful show!



“Clouds gather, treetops toss and sway;
But pour us wine, an old one!
That we may turn this dreary day
To golden, yes, to golden!

Autumn has come, but never fear,
Wait but a little while yet,
Spring will be here, the skies will clear,
And fields stand deep in violets.

The heavenly blue of fresh new days
Oh, friend, you must employ them
Before they pass away. Be brave!
Enjoy them; oh, enjoy them!”
–ย ย  Theodor Storm,ย ย 
A Song in Octoberย 

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Now itโ€™s back inside for breakfast ๐Ÿฅž

Have a great Sunday!

Mark C.




Sunday Reflections…

The leaves have been coming down like rain the last couple of days. Itโ€™s beautiful to watch. Add to that the 4 strait nights of freezing temps … November has made itself known ๐Ÿ˜Š Thanksgiving is coming!

Many trees are at peak color and the leaves are raining down when the wind blows…

 

โ€œNovember comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.
With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.
The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.โ€
ย  ย  ~ Elizabeth Coatsworth

 

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

The color is really changing in the landscape now. The Maples and Dogwoods are at peak. I try to keep my eye on the changing colors every Fall. Itโ€™s such a beautiful time of the year ๐Ÿย But, blink and youโ€™ll miss something. You just gotta get out there to enjoy it ๐Ÿ˜Š

Fall color is here today, gone tomorrow… Get out and see it now ๐Ÿ˜Š

โ€In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November.โ€

~ Rose G. Kingsley

Have a Happy Day!

Mark Carter
Carterโ€™s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.ย 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.#ย 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com
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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? Iโ€™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. Iโ€™m going to enjoy the fall while itโ€™s here & then Iโ€™ll set my mind to Winter & the Spring that follows wonโ€™t be far behind ๐Ÿ˜Š

Fall color is here today, but gone tomorrow…

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Natureโ€™s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leafโ€™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.

 



Autumn
November 20, 2013, 2:49 pm
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Autumn

There’s a crispness in the air that greets the morning sun, a feeling of anticipation, a new day has begun.
Harvest days are ending, winter is drawing near, yet in between is surely the most special time of year.
They call it Indian Summer, and it seems to fit the bill, for it’s as if the Lord took a feathered brush and painted all the hills.

Now as I sit contented, atop of one of these, a book in hand to pass the time, the sound of a gentle breeze,
I can almost imagine an Indian child upon this mountaintop, looking down at the land of her forefathers, lost within her thoughts
For in every persons lifetime some heartache may occur, but on these hills in quiet solitude, God helps us to endure.

So I say that the eyes are a window, beauty is found within the soul, and upon the hills of Autumn, that are strewn with red and gold.

~ Julie L. O’ConnorIMG_4986