Carter's Water Garden


Sunday Reflections…

Next weekend is Memorial Day weekend… 😳 Yes, it’s almost Summer! I’m not fussing now, I Love Summer!… But, Spring went by so fast 💨 I’m gonna try to slow it down a little and enjoy at least a little bit of Summer.

What do YOU enjoy about Summer? For me it’s the Garden and the River!
Sunsets from the boat 🌅
Breakfast at the Marina or diner is big on my Summer list as well.

Summer “Unofficially” begins next weekend!

Are you ready?

“Morning’s soft air, touching everything with such care,
Caresses a young face in a quiet, secluded place.
Smile planted strong, heart beating on.
Only one thing is on her mind, and that is summertime.

A joy reckless and wild, 
that’s been in the heart of every child, 
now set within her, 
for there is no cure.
Her spirit set free, soars higher than the trees.

The books that weighed her down, 
now thrown on the ground.
The rivers cleansed from winter, 
are now heated for splendor.
The happiness of knowing
no bedtimes are set, 
and no schedules to be met.
The sun now beating within her veins 
washes away all her pains.

Then without a sound, 
the sun starts to sink down.
so she heads inside, 
satisfied, 
until the next time.

But her spirit is just too wild and decides to wait a while,
so it stays outside and watches the sun, 
waiting for what is to come.

The birds fall asleep, the peepers start to peep,
and slowly the sunbeams caressing the mountains,
turn them into splendorous fountains.”

~ Abbey Silent (A Time Of Freedom).

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

Stormy morning on the river. It limits what you can do, but it’s so nice in another way… The sound of the rain & thunder and the smell of the fresh air is wonderful! I’m gonna take what the good lord gives me and be thankful 😊

A quiet, rainy morning on the river is a magical thing 😊

“The river and the garden have been the foundations of my economy here. Of the two I have liked the river best. It is wonderful to have the duty of being on the river the first and last thing every day. I have loved it even in the rain. Sometimes I have loved it most in the rain.“

  ~ Wendell Berry

 

Have a great Sunday!

 

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

What a stormy night… And what a beautiful morning! Everything is ripe and flourishing. August is one of my favorite months of the year! We were just talking about the fact that we are over the hump of Summer and rolling downhill towards Fall. I’m going to enjoy all these Blessings that are around us now!

Have a great Sunday!

My favorite seat in the house on a Summer Sunday morning! Like John Anderson said “Just a Swingin” 😊

 

“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”

~ John Muir



Sunday Reflections…

It’s been pretty hot as of late, 105-110 heat factors during the day. When you work out in the heat, you have to pace yourself. You start early and warm up with the day & drink plenty of water… Days like this teach you to enjoy the little things… A cooling  breeze can feel like heaven 😊 But nothing is as nice as a –

Summer Rain

“A break in the heat
away from the front
no thunder, no lightning,
just rain, warm rain
falling near dusk
falling on eager ground
steaming blacktop
hungry plants
thirsty
turning toward the clouds
cooling, soothing rain
splashing in sudden puddles
catching in open screens
that certain smell
of summer rain.”

~ Raymond A. Foss

Have a blessed Sunday.

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful night last night was. We stayed out by the Pond till midnight or later. Summer time in Tennessee is so fine!

My Pond is even more beautiful at night I think.

Then early this morning we were sitting on the porch watching a nice gentle rain shower fall. I’m thankful for all these blessings.

“That beautiful season the Summer!
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light;
and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Enjoy your Sunday!

Mark C.