Carter’s Garden Blog


Sunday Reflections…

Rainy Sunday morning. My wife rolled over and said “let’s just sleep in”… Perfect 👌🏻 Enjoy your Sunday 😊

Sometime a rainy morning is a good thing 😊

There will come soft rain and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white;

Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn
Would scarcely know that we were gone.

   ~ Sara Teasdale

 

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful morning! And, WOW what a difference a day makes… Just a couple of days ago we were freezing & talking about record lows, but today we might see 70! I literally had to smack a bug off of me yesterday evening! It feels like a Spring morning 🌞 Maybe Punxsutawney Phil was right? Spring is coming sooner than later! 🙏🏻

Year after year these daffodils are a sure sign of Spring. It won’t be long now until I get to see them bloom again. My Grandma planted them & they are special ❤️😊

I’ve already started my preparations for the season & believe me, I’m ready!! The Super Bowl plays today 🏈 then, it’s on to Spring!

“He knows no winter, he who loves the soil,
For, stormy days, when he is free from toil,
He plans his summer crops, selects his seeds
From bright-paged catalogues for garden needs.
When looking out upon frost-silvered fields,
He visualizes autumn’s golden yields;
He sees in snow and sleet and icy rain
Precious moisture for his early grain;
He hears spring-heralds in the storm’s ‘ turmoil­
He knows no winter, he who loves the soil.”

~ Sudie Stuart Hager

 

Have a blessed day!

PS: Go Patriots! 🏈

 

~ Mark Carter



Sunday Reflections…

A beautiful morning! Cold, but not too cold. I put my coat on and went for a little walk, you can see and feel that Spring is coming, but not just yet…

A beautiful Winter morning sunrise!

The calendar flips to February this week, another milestone on our road to Spring! Not to rush the seasons, but I am ready 😊

Now it’s on to breakfast with my family, Sunday’s reward! Time with family is the 1 thing you can’t purchase more of… Love = Time on a cold Sunday morning!

The fruit offsets all the pork in a proper breakfast meal 🥘😇

“Is not January the hardest month to get through?  When you have weathered that, you get into the gulfstream of winter, nearer the shores of spring”.

~ Henry David Thoreau

 

Have a Happy Sunday!

 

~ Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

Cold, icy mornings are great for sleeping in 😴 We stayed up late watching movies 🎥 with our son last night – Tha’ Birthday boy 😊

My little boy ain’t so little any more… 17 years old & 6’2”!

We are going to stay in today & watch a little football and spend some good quality time with each other. Time is flying by!  It’s here & it’s gone… 17 years it seems, in the blink of an eye…

I’m counting my blessings today. And trying to figure out where all the time has gone 🤔

Have a great Sunday!

 

PS: Go Pats! 🏈

 

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

I’ve been thinking about my Garden the last few days. Im planning some new things for 2019 & beyond. The planning/design process keeps me going this time of year! The bare trees & dormant shrubs & plants look dead to  many, but I see what’s right around the corner 😊 Spring is Coming!

I Love watching the seasons change in the gardens around the Nursery! It won’t be long till Spring is Ushered in 😊

“How can those who do not garden, who have no lot in the great fraternity of those who watch the changing year as it affects the earth and its growth, how can they keep warm their hearts in winter?”
~ Francis King

Happy Pondering 🤔

Mark Carter



Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful morning. Not a lot of time to write this morning, having breakfast with my parents and my sister 😊 Sunday’s are special days.. Have a good one! 

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume or the week.”

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

I’ve been sitting here watching the morning sky waiting for the sunrise. Tomorrow is New Years Eve, It seems to have gone by so fast this year… I’m going to look back and think on the year that has been a bit today, but where I’m going is ahead & it’s foolish to look back to much…

Look- 2019 is right ahead. Are you ready 😊

So many blessings and so much to do & see ahead. Happy New Year!

 

“Every man should be born again on the first of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle, if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances;     But, on the first of January let every man gird  himself once more, with his face to the front, and take interest in the things that are and are to be, and not in the things that were and are past.”

~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

Mark Carter