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

I always look forward to sharing a waterfall video with everyone on Monday, and today is no different! This beautiful Pondless Waterfall was on Saturday Nights Moonlight Pond Tour and I just had to share this one with you…

There is just something about a Waterfall that grabs you… Not just the movement, the sound! The splash, the Burble… And at night, the lighting! The accent lighting puts such a focus on the beauty of the flowing, splashing, burbling water… It’s Magical!

If you missed Saturday nights event and wish you hadn’t, stay tuned in. Something else is in the works thats gonna be Awesome!

Have a great week!

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…

What a beautiful morning 🌞 Sunday morning is the start of the new week, and quite the week is ahead… This week leads us to Saturday evening and our annual Moonlight Pond Tour 🌝 There is always so much to do! Ive been sipping coffee thinking about it and scribbling down a rough list as things come to me… Last minute kind of stuff, you know how it works, a ”few little details”… This = a week of Hard Work!

Sunsets are one of my favorite parts of the day! And a sunset on the water… Zen! No better way to end a week than a great Saturday evening sunset 🌅

Last evenings perfect sunset was followed by a rising, waxing moon 🌙 So beautiful! This months Full Moon is the Harvest Moon 🌝 which means, the Moonlight Pond Tour is coming!

What a perfect night!🌙 We stayed out till it was so dark that we couldn’t hardly see to dock our boat… Perfect 👌🏼

If you have ever made big plans with great intentions of success, you know what it means to have a ”few details” to take care of… “All we lack is finishing up”… ie; Gotta get to work!

Y’all have a great Sunday! See ya’ Saturday evening 😊

“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”
~ Peter Drucker

Mark Carter



Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good Morning 🌞 It’s always nice to start the week off on a positive note and there is none any better to me than watching the Koi swim and eat 😊 And listening to the Waterfalls, Their happiness is mine as well… It’s easy to relax and find that moment of Zen…

It’s going to be a beautiful day!

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…

Misty, foggy, overcast weather can be very relaxing, especially on a Sunday Morning… This morning has been fairly simple.
1st. I changed out my hummingbird feeders.

Then I fertilized the hanging baskets on my porch

then I decided to fix biscuits and gravy for breakfast 🍳

We have been eating “healthy” for a while now… But it ain’t nothing a good Biscuit and Gravy breakfast won’t fix!

Y’all enjoy your day!

“One old wives’ tale says that every foggy day during August equates to a day of snowfall during the following winter. Some also use this tale in more general terms, meaning that if there is a lot of fog throughout the month of August, there will be a lot of snow throughout the upcoming winter.”

~ Farmers Almanac

Mark C.



Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

The Hummingbirds have been Awesome this year! So have the “Hummingbird Moths”. They sometimes get confused with an actual Hummingbird, but… Just watch as she hovers in and around the flowers 🌺 So elegant. You can hear the buzz 🐝 of her wings, it’s almost hypnotic… You can get lost just watching her work. So Zen like…

This is a very special Moth known as a Snowberry Clearwing. Isn’t she beautiful 🤩 I love when they work the flowers by my porch. I will sit and just watch…

Here is a copy/paste from Wikipedia- “Hemaris diffinis, the snowberry clearwing, is a moth of the order Lepidoptera, family Sphingidae. This moth is sometimes called “hummingbird moth” or “flying lobster”. This moth should not be confused with the hummingbird hawk-moth of Europe.”

They nectar on the same flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds feed on, so think about that when planting your seasonal annuals and you will see more Butterflies 🦋 Hummingbirds and Hummingbird Moths.

This is my offering for Monday morning. You can see these beauties for yourself most days this time of the year in a garden near you 😊 Enjoy

Have a great day!

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

A thick bank of fog hung over the river, like it does many mornings. As the sun came up it slowly started to burn off. The smooth water, the coolness of the air, the smell of the river and the hum of the motor are about as sweet as it gets… All the senses are engaged… Talk about a feeling of Zen!

Enjoy the day!

Mark C.



Tranquil Tuesday | Moment of Zen | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Peaceful, Tranquil, Focused, Present… That’s where a beautiful Waterfall takes me 😊 To a place of Zen. This is a brand new creation in a wonderful client’s backyard. Do you think their days and nights are fixing to get a whole lot better? I do…

Have a very “Tranquil Tuesday”!

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

We were making the rounds last evening, right before dark. Feeding Koi and enjoying the Gardens, when the light sprinkles started ☔️ We finally got in the golf cart to ride up to the house and I stopped for one last look 👀 So I made a little video as the rain really got started… Check it out. Talk about relaxing and a feeling of Zen…

There is nothing like the sound of a Waterfall! Except maybe the sound and, smell of the rain. I believe the word for the smell of fresh rain on the garden soil is called ‘Petrichor’…

“Petrichor : the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The word is constructed from Greek petra (πέτρα), “rock”, or petros (πέτρος), “stone”, and īchōr (ἰχώρ), the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology.”

Combine those two things and … 🧘 Zen

Enjoy your 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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Sunday Reflections…

No sunrise to view this morning… A grey sky just became slightly brighter over time. But the birds woke up in turn, and the bees 🐝 came out and went to work as usual. This is my favorite part of the day! When I have the whole world to myself it seems… No phones, no demands, just the birds and the bees and some plants to attend too. Sunday morning and I’m in the right place…

Quietly taking care of business 🐝


Outside, there was that predawn kind of clarity, where the momentum of living has not quite captured the day. The air was not filled with conversation or thought bubbles or laughter or sidelong glances. Everyone was sleeping, all of their ideas and hopes and hidden agendas entangled in the dream world, leaving this world clear and crisp and cold as a bottle of milk in the fridge.

~ Reif Larsen

More coffee ☕️

Have a blessed day 🙏🏻

Mark C.



Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Just a simple, flowing creek… listen for a moment and your hooked. I went out yesterday and walked some local creeks and river banks. All my designs are influenced by the streams and creeks of Western Tennessee where I grew up, and they are still what I seek out to recharge my spirit and my energy. Just a simple, flowing creek is all it takes for me 😊

There’s nothing more Zen like than that right there. Have a great week!

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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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