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Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful morning! Sunny ☀️ with a bluebird sky. It’s Groundhog Day & I saw my shadow… You know what that means, yep, I need to loose a few pounds 😮

If ground-hog day was bright and fair,
The beast came forth, but not to stay;
His shadow turned him to his lair,
Where six weeks more, he dormant lay
Secure in subterranean hold—
So wondrous weatherwise was he—
Against six weeks of ice and cold,
Which, very certain, there would be…
~H.L. Fisher, “Popular Superstitions,”

I may have seen my shadow, but old Punxsutawney Phil did not! What does that mean? Well, if you trust the worlds most famous rodent prognosticator, it means Spring is coming early!!! Boom 💥 What have I been saying – Spring IS Coming! 💐🍾🌈

Ok, back in the real 🌎 I have a game to prepare for! My team didn’t make it this year  (❤️ Titans) so I’m rooting for the Chiefs… The hard parts gonna be finding Super Bowl snacks that help slim my shadow 😎

Groundhog Day made me think about MY shadow… I guess it’s Crudité for Super Bowl snacks 😊

Have a great day! Go Chiefs! And here’s to an early Spring!

 

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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Saturday, February 1st.!

Good morning! 2020 is moving right along! Today is the 1st day of February! 😮 I like to think of it as the downhill roll to Spring! 💐

February = Spring is Coming! I am ready!

Lots happening this month!

  •  tomorrow is Groundhog Day
  • tomorrow is also Super Bowl Sunday!
  • we get an extra day in February this year – Leap Year! 💥
  • Valentines Day is the 14th
  • Its American Heart Month
  • it’s time to start getting your cool season garden together

Most importantly, today is Saturday! And it’s going to actually be very nice 😊 So get out and have a great weekend!

PS: Go Chiefs!

 

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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An Update To A Previous Blog Post …

Do you remember back in February when Punxsutawney Phil said Spring was coming quick? Here’s an update….

Punxsutawney Phil Is a Liar! Story at 6!

That is all…

 

Mark C…



Traditions and Celebrations | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Traditions are important and some go way back! Our modern Groundhog Day has roots all the way back into ancient Ireland!

The Spring celebration of Imbolc was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. It marked the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox.

It also has history with early German settlers that came over in the 1700’s. They celebrated a similar holiday at the halfway point called Candlemas day.  

Today, we’ve added our unique American spin to it & we call it Groundhog Day and a furry groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil is our go between… He checks the weather, and if it’s nice & sunny – No Joy! 6 more weeks of bad weather. But, if it’s raining or overcast, he see’s NO shadow – Bam 💥! Spring is coming quick!

If ground-hog day was bright and fair,
The beast came forth, but not to stay;
His shadow turned him to his lair,
Where six weeks more, he dormant lay
Secure in subterranean hold—
So wondrous weatherwise was he—
Against six weeks of ice and cold,
Which, very certain, there would be…
~H.L. Fisher, “Popular Superstitions,”

No matter what you celebrate or believe, today marks the downhill roll towards Spring! My FAVORITE season of the year! Bring it 😊

Today is a day to celebrate indeed!

Have a great weekend! And, Happy Groundhog Day!

 

PS: My prediction- Spring will get here around the 20th of March 😉

 

Mark Carter



Sunday Reflections…
“Away in a meadow all covered with snow
The little old groundhog looks for his shadow
The clouds in the sky determine our fate
If winter will leave us all early or late.”
   ~ Don Halley

 

So did he or did he not see his shadow? When will Spring come…

 

Drum roll…… Well, old Punxsutawney Phil – saw his shadow, so 6 more weeks of Winter to endure… But, I’m in the know… even if he doesn’t see his shadow, Spring is still March 20th. this year no matter what ol’ Phil saw 🙂 And you know what, that’s OK with me! That means I still have time to get all the February chores done. Still time to enjoy a fire or three with my family. Still time to enjoy the pre-Spring landscape – Before Spring hits! To me this is a reminder – Spring is Coming! Rejoice & Be Happy!

I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again – Sunday’s are special! I’m in NO hurry to miss one by wishing my time away 🙂

Have a GREAT Sunday!

PS: Go Patriots!

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