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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen

What exactly is Zen? A client that subscribed to my blog asked me this question the other day at my Garden Center. 
Well, I told him Zen can be described several ways… When it applies to the garden it simply means quiet, peaceful feelings.

From the dictionary it’s both a Noun & an Adjective: zen : a state of calm attentiveness in which one’s actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort Perhaps that is the zen of gardening—you become one with the plants, lost in the rhythm of the tasks at hand”.
I can say for a fact, that is the Zen I’m speaking of. It’s a feeling of peace and relaxation that I or you get from waterfalls, koi & gardening in general. Even a sunrise or sunset can give one this feeling 😊

The feeling you get watching the sunset over the water is a Zen feeling. There is something special about water… There is a bit of magic in it…

So many times it’s the setting or focus that helps you achieve this Zen… Another friend sent me a photo that his daughter took of their Waterfall. I think you will feel the Zen form this photo as I did 👇🏻

A friends daughter took this picture. I can tell that she knows the meaning of Zen already 😊

I hope you all have a wonderful morning and a great week ahead! 

 

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…

Beautiful morning! Hot coffee! Birds are singing! Picking my guitar 🎸 Trying to play this one as good as either one of these dudes… 

Have a great Sunday Morning!  


Mark C. 



Enjoy the beauty Now! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This lockdown has really shook up spring 2020! The clock is spinning fast and we are flipping calendar pages without really noticing the changing of the seasons. 
My advice- Get outside and see the beauty that’s happing before the Spring is gone…

Azaleas, Dogwoods, Iris & more are in full bloom right outside your window. Don’t miss it!

“How many million Aprils came
before I ever knew
how white a cherry bough could be,
a bed of squills, how blue
And many a dancing April
when life is done with me,
will lift the blue flame of the flower
and the white flame of the tree
Oh burn me with your beauty then,
oh hurt me tree and flower,
lest in the end death try to take
even this glistening hour…

~ Sara Teasdale


Spring is here! Just looking at the landscape in your yard or along the fence row can really put a smile on your face 😊

Have a great Tuesday! 


Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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http://www.cartercountry.com
 
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Sunday Reflections… He is Risen ✝️

Happy Easter Morning! He is Risen! 

Mark 16 –

Jesus has risen! 

1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body.
2Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb
3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”
4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.
5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.
7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’

 

Have a blessed, reflective day. ✝️

 

“Blessed are those who have not seen and have yet believed.”

   ~ John 20:29



Peace ✌🏻 & Love ❤️ 

Mark Carter



Today Is Good Friday

He said “It is finished”, we didn’t understand that It had just begun. Be thankful for His sacrifice on this, Good Friday.

 

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. – 1 Peter 2:24

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf in springtime.  ~ Martin Luther

 

Peace & Love, 

 

Mark Carter



Throwback Thursday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Here’s a #throwbackthursday picture that’s near and dear to my heart ❤️ My son (also my youngest uniformed employee 😊). He Loved flowers as a child! And he still does… We got this picture of him in a large grouping of Coneflowers. They are still one of his favorites. 

My boy taught me a LOT about “Stopping to smell the roses”… Cone flowers in this case 😊 I came across this one and had to use it for today’s Throwback Thursday Picture ❤️

Throwback Thursday is always a good day! I hope you enjoy yours! 

#Throwbackthursday

 

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…

Today is Palm Sunday. 🌴🙏🏻

“Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

 This is a great day to read about it – Start with Matthew 21:1-11. Lots more to read about the progression that lead to this day. The timeline is Amazing! 

“No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.”

  ~ William Penn



Blessings, Peace and Love to all ❤️

 

 Mark C.

 

 



Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s a beautiful morning! It feels like Spring  out here 😊 I sat down by this waterfall for a minute and ended up taking a little video of the sound and movement of the water. Such a soothing, Zen like feeling you get from sitting by a Waterfall…

Sitting down by a Waterfall relaxes your mind and then your body follows. Your heart rate drops, you relax… Waterfalls have a bit of magic about them 💥

I hope this little snippet makes you smile this morning 😊 Have a great day!

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

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V. Day Is Coming! Don’t Be Cheap! Get Her A Big Ole Rock! | Carpe Lapis | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

With only 3 Days left until Valentines Day, some people may be starting to panic! What do I get for that special person in my life?! Chocolate & roses 🌹 are usual suspects & therefore – No surprise…. Same old, same old… I say, get her what she really wants – A HUGE stone!

Every girl wants a Big Rock! ❤️

Do you want your gift to stand out? Do you want to make an Impression? Then Boom 💥 This is your day to shop! Carpe Diem! Or should I say ‘Carpe Lapis’! 💥

Happy Valentines ❤️

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Coming Soon – Saturday Gardening!

Well, the weather outside is awful! Rain 🌧 Wind 💨 Muddy- NOT a good day to be in the garden! Ahhh, but all that will change soon & we need to be ready!

Nasty weather this weekend… But – Cheer up, Spring is Coming!

It won’t be long till we see the sun again!! And it won’t be long until we are out in the garden! It sometimes seems like the end of gloomy days isn’t in sight, but take heart – Spring is Coming!

Have a great weekend!

 

PS: Happy Birthday Jacob! ❤️

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