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Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful night we had last evening. We had our Luau party and the weather was just perfect 😊 So many wonderful people came and enjoyed a beautiful June evening in our Garden. The music was Awesome and the food was Great!

From prepping the food to greeting guest yesterday was filled with fun! The neatest reactions came from some of the kids😊 Kids LOVE nature!

Summer is just starting! But it will be gone in the blink of an eye 👁… I hope you can get out and enjoy the Summer season. In fact, let’s all make a point to do just that😊 Times flying by…

 

“Mine is the Month of Roses; yes, and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights;
The mower’s scythe makes music to my ear;
I am the mother of all dear delights;
I am the fairest daughter of the year.”

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Have a GREAT Sunday!

 

~ Mark Carter



Sunday Reflections… | Fathers Day Milestones | 50th. Anniversary of Being a DAD!

I have been looking for a 50th Anniversary card for Dads… Couldn’t find one! No calendar either… I don’t want to let a 50th for my Dad go by without a little recognition! Let me explain…

I have been a dad now for 17 years, my son is 17 years old- I am 50 which means my dad has been at it for half a century! WOW! It’s a very surreal thing! I can literally see that history repeats itself now 😊 Sometimes the things that come out of my mouth, instantaneously pop into my memory & I can see and hear my own Dad saying the exact same thing to me 30 or 40 years ago 😮 Surreal!

I Thank God that I have had this opportunity to have my Father (worlds Best Dad) & my own Son (worlds Best Son) right by my side all these years! It’s a blessing and a pleasure that I can’t truly put into words.

That’s my Dad on the right. And that’s my Son 2nd from the left in the black hat. We are going out to lunch later today to celebrate Fathers Day.

Happy 50th Fathers Day to my Dad! And, Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there today!

One of my favorite pictures! My Dad, my 1st dog Heidi & Me wearing my Dads hat and coat 😊

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”

~ Charles Wadsworth

 

PS: A prayer for those who’s fathers have passed today. Remember the good times.

 

Mark Carter

 

 



Sunday Reflections…

Do you ever get so immersed in something, that time just disappears. This morning I grabbed my guitar 🎸 and sat down on the porch to watch the sky light up & started picking around on it, the next thing I knew, it was 8am… 2 1/2-3 hours were gone 🤔 It felt like 5 minutes… Where does that time go? And wouldn’t it be Awesome if we could go there on command… 😮

I found a moment of zen that last 3 hours…

“Do not speak to us of the greatness of poetry,
Of the torches wisping in the underground,

Of the structure of vaults upon a point of light.
There are no shadows in our sun,

Day is desire and night is sleep.
There are no shadows anywhere.

The earth, for us, is flat and bare.
There are no shadows. Poetry

Exceeding music must take the place
Of empty heaven and its hymns,

Ourselves in poetry must take their place,
Even in the chattering of your guitar.”

  ~ Wallace Stevens


Have a great Sunday!

 

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

Isn’t it nice to get up early & have some daylight! 😎 I LOVE it! It is a little tough to come in wore out from a long day, get a shower, eat and get ready for bed, but it’s too bright to sleep… Oh well, it’s pretty cool going down and getting up with the sun 🌞

A Sunday morning with my Dad, my Son & a Good Old  friend is a Sunday Morning to remember! Brothers in Arms! 

“In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet
Still going past me in the street.
And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?”

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Have a Great One!

 

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…

Memorial Day is so much more than the beginning of the Summer season. It’s our time as a nation to reflect upon and honor the memory of the many soldiers & sailors who gave their lives in the service of our great country. We are literally standing on their shoulders… If not for their sacrifices, we would not have the freedom that we enjoy! We owe them everything…

Thank you! To all the men and women who gave all so we could have so much… 

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.”
    ~ John McCrae

 

God Bless America!

 

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

Yesterday was so nice. The day began and ended around our water garden. The weather was almost perfect! Rain is forecast for today, but a garden needs rain to thrive… I’m thinking a nice Sunday nap may be in order 😊

“If it’s drama that you sigh for, plant a garden and you’ll get it. You will know the thrill of battle fighting foes that will beset it. If you long for entertainment and for pageantry most glowing, plant a garden and this summer spend your time with green things growing.”

   ~ Edward A. Guest

My Garden is my refuge.

Enjoy your Sunday 😊

 

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

When the hummingbirds are back around the nursery, it’s like magic to me. They have all the available flowers you can imagine, plus multiple feeders – They are in heaven too I think. I’ve been watching a few buzzing around this morning while I do my watering… It never gets old 😊

Hummingbirds are tough, tenacious little dudes! I ❤️ Hummingbirds!

This beautiful poem sums it up…

“When the hummingbird sinks it’s face into the trumpet vine, and the funnels

Of the blossoms and the tongue leaps out and throbs,

I am scorched to realize once again how many small, available things are in the world

That aren’t pieces of gold or power —- that nobody owns

Or could buy even for a hillside of money —- that just float about the world,

Or drift over the fields, or into the gardens, and into the tents of the vines, and how here I am

spending my time, as the saying goes, watching until the watching turns into feeling, so that I feel I am myself

A small bird with a terrible hunger, with a thin beak probing and dipping and a heart that races so fast

it is only a heart beat ahead of breaking—- and I am the hunger and assuagement, and also I am the leaves and the blossoms, and, like them, I am full of delight and shaking.”

~ Mary Oliver

 

Enjoy this beautiful day!

 

Mark C.