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

Good morning 🌞 It’s the 1st Monday of the Autumn season, so I wanted to share a beautiful Waterfall this morning that sits right under a gorgeous Red Maple tree. It has turned to Fall color now, and coupled with the sound of the Water, it makes for a very nice place to sit and prepare for the day.

I hope this has helped you find that Moment of Zen for your day as well. 🙏🏻

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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Sunday Reflections…

Early morning sunshine… Watering, feeding the birds and animals, feeling thankful 🙏🏻 Reflection on the reasons for our peace and freedom… Its a beautiful day!

Thankful for those that dared to give all so we could live free 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Remember
Someone’s child, left long ago,
A strange land,
Someone’s foe.
An unmarked grave, fields of green,
Resting quiet,
Just eighteen.
Winds of freedom, wash us now,
Remember him,
This I vow

~ Victor C. Kleinschmit

God Bless America! 🇺🇸

Mark C.



Blessings on Easter Weekend 🙏🏻

I was thinking of the stories of the bible we learn from childhood and how they meld into real time in our lives… It’s Easter weekend and I wanted to share these two stories that I have always loved that tie into Easter.

The cross on the donkeys back is a famous legend. I have heard many people call them ‘Jerusalem Donkeys’. Have you heard the Old legend? –
‘All purebred donkeys are born with a cross on their back. A legend says it is the gift our Lord gave to the humble donkey that carried Him into Jerusalem. According to the legend, the little donkey so loved his Master that he followed Him to Calvary. Grief-stricken at the sight, he turned away but remained at his station at the foot of the cross. The shadow of the Cross fell upon him and from that day all purebred donkeys wear the Master’s Cross on their backs.’

Jesus rode in on a donkey… Then he walked and prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane during the last days of his life. He knew what was about to happen to him and I think he chose a Garden to spend his last days in to give him the Peace, Clarity & Strength that he needed leading up to his arrest and Crucifixion (on Good Friday).

The story of the Dogwood has been a very important story in our lives as well.

The blooming plants and feeling of Spring in the Garden bring Peace & Calm to the mind & Spirit, and in turn aid in ones thoughts and reflection…

There is going to be a LOT of Reflection for me during this weekend, and I hope to do much of it in my garden. I truly find peace and a clear mind outside within the garden. I hope you do too.

Have a Blessed Easter Weekend,

Peace 🙏🏻

Mark Carter



Monday Morning Moment of Zen

This was a place of Zen for me for many many years… Sitting or laying in the shade of this old Hickory tree. It was a host to mistletoe and a home for many squirrels 🐿 including a large number of flying squirrels… And in the Fall the golden color was so beautiful…

I took this picture laying down under this old tree. I was told by many that this was the tallest Hickory tree they had ever seen… It was over 200 years old.

This 200+ year old tree is gone now 😢 But I still remember it… And I can still find a quiet peaceful place of Zen sitting under a nice tree or in the woods. Try it today and enjoy some Fall beauty ❤️

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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Today Is The 50th. Anniversary Of Earth Day 🌏

Today is Earth Day! What is Earth Day you ask… Here’s the official definition – “Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.” 

Like most public things right now, Earth Day celebrations have been cancelled for public gatherings… BUT, you can personally celebrate by doing something “Earth Friendly” like – 

  • Plant a tree (Native please)
  • Plant some flowers (Pollinators)
  • Start seperating & recycling trash
  • Start a compost pile for organic compost
  • Talk to your kids about responsible conservation   

The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, with the goal of raising awareness about mankind’s role in protecting our natural world.

We are going to plant a tree on our property today with our son in  honor of Earth Day! I hope you can get out and enjoy our beautiful world today as well! 


Check out Googles Earth Day theme 👇🏻

https://www.google.com/logos/2020/earthday20/r3/earthday20.html?hl=en

 

Happy Earth Day!!! 🌏

Mark Carter
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2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁 ❤️

It sure does feel good to have family over for the holidays! Merry Christmas to ALL of you!

Merry Christmas from the family! ❤️

Enjoy the day!

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



Gone But Not Forgotten…

Last night we had one heck of a storm! Heavy rains flooded back roads & strong winds blew! Every Fall we get a storm like this, timed perfectly to blow all the leaves from the trees. Bill Way called it a “Leaf Stripper”. A friend mentioned this morning that we had one of his leaf strippers’ last night! Then I realized, today is the 1 year anniversary of Bills passing…

1 year ago today our friend Bill Way passed away from Pancreatic Cancer. May he Rest In Peace. Gone but not forgotten!

I’d like to think last nights ‘Leaf Stripper’ was old Bill blowing through. I still think of him often & miss his voice on the radio every day. Rest In Peace brother Bill! You are gone from this place, but you are not forgotten!

Prayers for Susan & his girls & all his family!

Bill loved waterfalls! I can only imagine the waterfalls he is seeing now. RIP

 

Mark C.



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

I’ve posted this video before, but I know many haven’t seen it & I really want this message to get out there. Talk about relaxing & a feeling of Zen! Many don’t even know that you can develop something like this at your home.

Zen is much easier to find here…

Imagine how you would use this space! Imagine the impact on your daily life… 💥

Have a Great Monday!

 

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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“Fear Not: For, Behild, I Bring You Good Tidings Of Great Joy” – The Christmas Story

The day is finally here! Merry Christmas! The food, family & fun go hand in hand this time of year. But, it’s easy to loose sight of what Christmas is really all about.

This old Peanuts story tells “What Christmas is All About” in a really cool way that has touched many people over the years. If you follow Charlie Brown you know about Linus and his security blanket. He clings to it! But notice that Linus actually puts down his blanket while he recites the Christ story from the Bible (Luke 2:1-20). When he says “Fear Not” he drops his blanket 😊 Faith gave him strength over his fears…

 

Merry Christmas! Peace on earth & good will towards men!

Mark Carter 🎅🏻



Friday Radio Report…

Merry Christmas! Happy Winter Solstice! Happy Holidays! Happy New Year! Etc…

What an AWESOME show today! Lots of calls & LOTS of on-air Christmas Love ❤️ Christmas is in 4 Days! Ready or not, here it comes!

Lots of calls today! AND LOTS of Christmas spirit!

  •  Mark from Milan called in and wished everyone a Merry Christmas 🎄
  • Johnny from Dement called with some pruning questions & to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
  • Composting season is here in a BIG way! Put those leaves to good use 😊
  • Question- Is it too late to plant my bulbs? NO! But do it ASAP
  • CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) was discussed… 10 deer in Hardeman Co. TN have been found with the disease. More info to come 😒
  • A lady asked if her Myers Lemon 🍋 tree will make it through the winter? Place it in a south facing window and don’t let it dry out. It should be fine.
  • Big Rick called in to share some Christmas spirit 😊
  • So many people called in to wish us a Merry Christmas 🎄Thanks to everyone and Merry Christmas to everyone out there in Radio Land!  🎅🏻
  • Jasper Newton Daniels – aka: Jack Daniels was the Sonic Blast of the past question today… What was his wife’s name?? Do YOU know? Charlie L. Won the contest and got a Sonic gift card! Congratulations 🍾

 

 

The Winter Solstice marks the shortest day of the year. Good News is – the day after, the days start getting LONGER again! Today is the Day! YES!

Today is the shortest day of the year! “The Winter Solstice”! This is a special one though! It coincides with a Full Moon & a meteor shower! AND – Tomorrow the days start getting LONGER again! 👍🏻 Check out the link below to learn more cool info on this special Winter Solstice- http://via.wreg.com/x4hyj

The Full ‘Cold’ Moon is in the sky as well! LOTS of cool stuff happening all at once 🎅🏻

Full ‘Cold’ Moon coincides with the Meteor shower and the Winter Solstice – WOW!

Merry Christmas to ALL!!!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 9-11am Call in with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions at 731-423-8101.
OR you can TEXT us at 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM Talk Radio – on your smart phone using your TuneIn app.!

Peace & Love ❤️

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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