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Sunday Reflections…

Memorial Day is so much more than the beginning of the Summer season. It’s our time as a nation to reflect upon and honor the memory of the many soldiers & sailors who gave their lives in the service of our great country. We are literally standing on their shoulders… If not for their sacrifices, we would not have the freedom that we enjoy! We owe them everything…

Thank you! To all the men and women who gave all so we could have so much… 

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.”
    ~ John McCrae

 

God Bless America!

 

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

Cold, icy mornings are great for sleeping in 😴 We stayed up late watching movies 🎥 with our son last night – Tha’ Birthday boy 😊

My little boy ain’t so little any more… 17 years old & 6’2”!

We are going to stay in today & watch a little football and spend some good quality time with each other. Time is flying by!  It’s here & it’s gone… 17 years it seems, in the blink of an eye…

I’m counting my blessings today. And trying to figure out where all the time has gone 🤔

Have a great Sunday!

 

PS: Go Pats! 🏈

 

Mark C.



5! Count Em’🖐🏻 5 Days till Christmas! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Can you believe Christmas is in only 5 Days! WOW! That means only 4 “Shopping Days” left, 3 if the store your going to is closed on Sunday 😳

But seriously, have you gotten out and enjoyed the Christmas season? Looked at lights, gone shopping with your family or friends, attended a Christmas program or party??? There is still time, slow down and look around! It’s Christmas 🎅🏻

Fun Idea for the weekend – Do some shopping, eat dinner out then check out David Markowski’s Christmas Light display! Perfect little ride out of town – listen to Christmas music, drink some coco, then catch the show! Complete with his own radio station to tune into while on the driving trail – Boom! Here’s a link for the low-down-https://m.facebook.com/christmaslightman/

Christmas is in 5 days! Get out and enjoy some “Christmas Spirit”! Merry Christmas 🎄🎅🏻

Enjoy our Carter Country Christmas video!

Get out and have some fun! Merry Christmas!!

 

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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Thanksgiving Weekend “To-Do” List… PS: I’m gonna need a day off after this!

This is always a busy weekend! Cooking & then cleaning up from the ‘Big Dinner’, is a given… But my personal list of to-dos seems to grow every year 🤔

  •  Take down and store Fall/Thanksgiving decorations with my wife.  Then –
  • Fire up the smoker & put some meat on for later…
  • Get in the attic and carry the tree, decorations & other Christmas decor down & put together/set up.

    Just a few Christmas trees from years past.

  • Plant 150 Daffodil bulbs.

    The traditional time to plant Spring flowering bulbs is between Thanksgiving & Christmas.

  • Outdoor Christmas lighting (Not a lot)…
  • Trash duty.

Then dinner and a night out…

Wow! Looking at my list, this looks a bit ambitious 🤨 😂

Have a great Holiday Weekend! And pace yourself 😊

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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Sunday Reflections…

I’m sitting here this morning just like many of you, smelling the bacon fry, sipping my coffee, warm and happy with all the freedom in the world…  But the age old saying rings true “Freedom is never free!”

Say “Thank you for your service” to a veteran today.

Today is Veterans Day! A day set aside every year on November 11th. to honor the service & sacrifices of American Military Veterans. We are standing on some mighty tall shoulders! Thank a Veteran today for their service! Without the sacrifices of our military men and women, we would have nothing! We owe them a mighty debt, indeed!

Happy Veterans Day! God Bless our military men & women! And God Bless America!

 

Mark Carter



Sunday Reflections…

Jo & I were sitting on the swing this morning talking about this past week & all the effort that culminated last night at our Fall Pond Tour… All I can really say is we’re blessed!

Last night was our Moonlight Pond Tour, the rain held off and it was a Beautiful Night!

Today is the first full day of the Fall season. I’m excited & sad at the same time… excited for a new season of gardening & activities, fire pits & football, but sad having to say goodbye to Summer and all its glory. But, Thankful for all these blessings!

I hope you have a Great Sunday with the ones you love!

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week”.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

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



Sunday Reflections…

I’m headed home from our annual convention in Chicago. I usually start the day with a sunrise on Sunday mornings, this morning I started the day with a thick, heavy fog. But I know the suns still up there shining 😊 On the road again & counting my blessings.

Have a Great Sunday!

I came out early to capture the sunrise over this Waterfall feature we all built a couple years ago. No sun shine today… Fog is this mornings story. Still a beautiful morning that the lord made! Have a great day!

 

“There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world”.

~ Terry Pratchett

 

Mark C.