Carter's Water Garden

Sunday Reflections…

Late nights slow down an early morning 😊 but this morning was perfect! A slow easy rain 🌧 was falling until around 8:30 and now it’s clear and cool. Perfect for the last big dust up of Summer ⛅️ Every year we talk about doing something different for Labor Day Weekend , but we always end up at the river 🚤

It all starts with a good breakfast 🍳

“Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.”

~ Ralph Marston

Have a Happy Labor Day! 🇺🇸

Mark C.

My Blog, My Public Journal…

Good morning! Well, it’s official… I’m a Blogger geek! At least that’s what my wife and son say 😊 This is my 3rd year doing a daily Blog & I don’t really see an end in sight.

Most Journals are private, this one is public. Published daily…

Many people write a daily journal or diary to get their thoughts recorded. I guess that’s what my Blog is in a way. It’s part life experience, part education & hopefully partly entertainment for others… In any case, it has become a passion & a daily activity that drives me to type & photograph & record things in my daily life. I’m not in any way comparing myself to one of my favorite writers, Thoreau, but I love and identify with this quote of his 👇🏻

“My Journal is that of me which else would spill over and run to waste, gleanings from the field which in action I reap. I must not live for it, but in it for the gods. They are my correspondent, to whom daily I send off this sheet postpaid. I am clerk in their counting-room, and at evening transfer the account from my day-book to ledger. It is as a leaf which hangs over my head in the path. I bend the twig and write my prayers on it; then letting it go, the bough springs up and shows the scrawl to heaven. As if it were not kept shut in my desk, but were as public a leaf as any in nature. It is papyrus by the riverside; it is vellum in the pastures; it is parchment on the hills. I find it everywhere as free as the leaves which troop along the lanes in autumn. The crow, the goose, the eagle carry my quill, and the wind blows the leaves as far as I go. Or, if my imagination does not soar, but gropes in slime and mud, then I write with a reed. “
~ Henry David Thoreau

Have a great Tuesday!


PS: I’m off to speak for a Garden Club ❤️ Wish me luck!
Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
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Snow Daze are FUN Days!
January 17, 2018, 3:29 pm
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You know, we don’t many bonafied snow days around here… When we do – IT’S ON! 4-wheelers, tractors and sleds, old car hoods to slide down a hill on, snow men, snow balls, snow cream, etc. etc… 🙂 We were just warming up for a minute this morning getting ready for round 2 & it started snowing again! SO, BEAUTIFUL! Then the sun came out and the snow didn’t stop – WOW! A Sun-Snow Shower 🙂 Awesome morning!
Then I got to remembering all the old sayings that the old folks used for weather. Stuff like ‘if it rains on the first, rain for 15 days…Blackberry winter, Indian Summer, etc., so I posted this thought on facebook and got so many old sayings from Facebook friends. Here are just a few old sayings – When snow stays around….”The snow is lying waiting on the next one”.  OR “the devil is smiling when its raining and the sun shines” & “The number of fogs in august = number of snows in winter”. “My grandmother always used to say that if it was raining and the Sun was shining, the devil was beating his wife”. Or one of my favorites “If snowflakes were secrets, everyone one would raise their face to listen”. And on it went 🙂
My grandmother had a saying for everything too! I’m sure she had one for when it’s snowing on a sunny day, but I can’t remember it. BUT, at least I had time to think about it today while we were playing in the snow.

She can play all day in the snow!

Ranger is ready!

Y’all have fun today! Dress warm!

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