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Sunday Reflections…

Man I love a rainy Sunday Morning ❤️ I’ve been out on the porch since about 6am just listening 👂🏻 First to the thunder, then the lightning 🌩 then the storm hit ⛈ I fell back asleep in my papasan chair 😴 I woke back up with a song in my head… Riders on the Storm by the Doors. So I go inside to get my guitar and when I come back, I had to find another seat… My audience was waiting…

She loves to lay in MY papasan chair and listen to me play guitar 🎸

We have had a busy week at work! Hosted a birthday party 🎈 Went to an Art Show 🖼 Drove to several out of town locations for design meetings, watered, mowed, mechanic’d, and still didn’t get it all done… and I wouldn’t have it any other way! A busy schedule is a good thing! A blessing 🙏🏻
But today, I’m gonna watch it rain for a while…

“I hear leaves drinking rain;
I hear rich leaves on top
Giving the poor beneath
Drop after drop;
’Tis a sweet noise to hear
These green leaves drinking near.

And when the Sun comes out,
After this Rain shall stop,
A wondrous Light will fill
Each dark, round drop;
I hope the Sun shines bright;
’Twill be a lovely sight.”

~ W.H. Davies


Have a lovely Sunday!

Mark C.



Throwback Thursday | #Throwbackthursday

This popped up as a Facebook memory today from 7 years ago… So, boom 💥 heres a very memorable Throwback!

There was a heck of a lightning storm going on and I was trying to photograph some lightning that was striking the ground right behind the house across the street (I know – real smart:) All the other lightning was shooting strait down but was in long strait bolts. This one was just as bright and vivid, but much larger and as you see, ‘beam like’…This picture was pretty cool – the lightning was much more vivid than the picture shows and it came down almost like a cylindrical barrel of lightning… Never seen anything quite like it.

I originally posted this picture to Facebook 7 years ago today. I remember this one! Never seen or felt one quite like this before or since…

That strange ’ray of lightning’ gave me the weirdest feeling! A close lightning strike will make your hair stand up etc., but this one took my breath… I still remember the feeling of not being able to draw a breath in, for what seemed like a minute. Strange and Awesome feeling! My offering for #Throwbackthursday!

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



Sunday Reflections…

What a storm last night! the power went out around dark and shortly after a big storm hit ⛈ ⚡️ What a light show 😯 We were sleeping in a cabin with a tin roof… ie; We got some Good Sleep!

Ahhhh, Breakfast ❤️

“Here in the deep tangled forest
All is quiet and still,
While far to the west the thunder,
Re-echoes from hill to hill.

And the lightning’s flash, ever vivid,
In great gashes knives the air;
The rain comes down in torrents,
A deluge everywhere!

Bathing the heat-sick flowers
That they may bloom once more;
Painting the grass a greener hue,
That grows by our cabin door;”

~ James W. Whilt

Enjoy this day ❤️

Mark C.



After The Storm…

The rising sun revealed varying amounts of damage. Some lost trees, lots of roof damage, hail damage on cars, limbs and debris all over… Thousands still have no power this morning. BUT, in many ways we dodged a bullet! I haven’t heard of any deaths related to last nights storms! 🙏🏻 And it really brought many people together helping each other out, checking on neighbors, picking up debris, etc…

Here are a few images that local people posted of storm damage and a map of power outages that are still being repaired.

All our local workers are cleaning up and repairing damage as I write this. Things like this really bring things into focus. We must all count our blessings 🙏🏻

Now, heres an old cliche’ for ya’… ”If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute, it will change”! Temps in the 70’s and tornados yesterday – Frost warning Tonight! 🥶

Cover tender plants, bring in house plants, etc… Frost in the AM!

Have a great day! Count your Blessings! Love thy neighbor! And cover your plants 🪴 😊

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…

Crazy weekend! 75 degrees Friday gave way to 28 degrees the next day. Tornado weather! We have all seen the news of what happened across Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Illinois 😥🙏🏻 We have picked up around our place and counted our blessings that we were mostly spared. Prayers🙏🏻for all those effected🙏🏻 Many lost everything, including their lives. Tragedy doesn’t care if its almost Christmas…

Heres one way that ’You & I’ can help. Here’s a copy paste from The American Red Cross –

“Help people affected by the tornadoes by visiting redcross.org or calling 800-RED-CROSS. Donations directed toward tornado victims enable the Red Cross to respond to and help people recover from this disaster. This includes providing food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support and other assistance.”

Prayers for all those affected 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Mark C.



Spring is Coming | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It sure has felt like an early Spring these last several days! It’s storming like Spring today too… Yesterday I was smacking Mosquitoes 🦟 😳

I have slapped a few skeeters 🦟 in the last couple days. Spring is Coming!

Here’s a little reminder of how quickly Spring will officially be here –

2020 is moving right along! Spring follows Winter! Spring is Coming!

Click on the link below to get a countdown in days, hours and minutes to Spring 👇🏻

https://days.to/until/spring

We can do this! Spring is Coming! 🌼  🌼 🌼

 

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…

Thinking about the Awesome power of Nature this morning. Hurricane Barry has come ashore and is flooding from the Gulf Coast to points north… Including our area in Tennessee over the next couple days. Batten down the hatches!

Prayers for the people in the path of this Hurricane.

 

There is no way to stop or reason with a Hurricane… But if anyone could, it would be Jimmy B. 😊 This is one of my favorites off A1A…

 

Have a blessed week 🙏🏻 And stay dry 💦🌂

 

Mark C.



If You Don’t Like The Weather, Just Wait a Few Minutes…

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring- And that old tune is right on the money today! WOW what a storm! 40+ mile an hour winds too… But the kicker comes tonight!

This is so true! The weather is changing today! Thunder storms and high winds with temps in the upper 50’s will change over the next several hours to an ice and snow mix with temps in the LOW 20’s! 😲

I think one of the most important things to remember is our pets. The temps are gonna go LOW & will stay that way for several nights – and they will need a little shelter.

We’re gonna be cold for the next couple weeks. Don’t forget – If it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for them.

Stay warm folks! And have a Great Weekend!

 

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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