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My Blog, My Public Journal…

Good morning! Well, it’s official… I’m a Blogger geek! At least that’s what my wife and son say 😊 This is my 3rd year doing a daily Blog & I don’t really see an end in sight.

Most Journals are private, this one is public. Published daily…

Many people write a daily journal or diary to get their thoughts recorded. I guess that’s what my Blog is in a way. It’s part life experience, part education & hopefully partly entertainment for others… In any case, it has become a passion & a daily activity that drives me to type & photograph & record things in my daily life. I’m not in any way comparing myself to one of my favorite writers, Thoreau, but I love and identify with this quote of his 👇🏻

“My Journal is that of me which else would spill over and run to waste, gleanings from the field which in action I reap. I must not live for it, but in it for the gods. They are my correspondent, to whom daily I send off this sheet postpaid. I am clerk in their counting-room, and at evening transfer the account from my day-book to ledger. It is as a leaf which hangs over my head in the path. I bend the twig and write my prayers on it; then letting it go, the bough springs up and shows the scrawl to heaven. As if it were not kept shut in my desk, but were as public a leaf as any in nature. It is papyrus by the riverside; it is vellum in the pastures; it is parchment on the hills. I find it everywhere as free as the leaves which troop along the lanes in autumn. The crow, the goose, the eagle carry my quill, and the wind blows the leaves as far as I go. Or, if my imagination does not soar, but gropes in slime and mud, then I write with a reed. “
~ Henry David Thoreau

Have a great Tuesday!


PS: I’m off to speak for a Garden Club ❤️ Wish me luck!
Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
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Milestones! July 19th = 200 Days Strait of BLOGGING! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Yes! Today is day 200 of 2018! There’s only 165 Days left in this calendar year… Which leaves only 158 Shopping Days before Christmas 🎄 😳 The Milestone for me? I have successfully turned out a Blog Post every day this year! Bam! … I don’t want to kick up my heels too high or break my arm pattin myself on the back 😊 BUT, I really feel a sense of accomplishment with what this Blog has turned into!

Wow! I’ve been blogging part time for some time now (10 years), but this year I decided to go to a Daily Blog… I can sum it up in one word! FUN!

Now that I have really gotten into the grove of writing everyday, the task has gotten to be FUN! I look forward to writing. I find myself scribbling down ideas for future blogs all the time. Sometimes while writing a blog, another idea jumps in my head and I find myself writing another and another… Videos and pictures have become more fun too 😊

Blogging & Vlogging have become a daily habit 😊 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

If your reading this you probably know that some days have an assigned theme now –

Mondays are a video (Vlog) of a stream and/or Waterfall that We  built and it’s titled “Monday Morning Moment of Zen”…

Tuesdays and Thursdays I have been trying to do a Blog or Vlog On Outdoor Living, focusing on Outdoor Lifestyle Areas (Spaces, patios, outdoor kitchens,outdoor rooms, etc.).

Wednesday (Hump Day) Is ALL about KOI!

Fridays I do a Local Talk Radio Show (The ‘180’ with Dan Reaves & Sea Bass) and I follow the show up with a Blog about what was covered. I call it – The “Friday Radio Report”.

Saturdays I usually Blog about the Nursery and what is going on around the gardens.

And Sundays Blog is called “Sunday Reflections…” Sunday is a day of rest, reflection and time with my family. I try to share a inspirational thought, poem or memory.

I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time to read or watch my Blogs or Vlogs! Especially to everyone who has “Followed” my Blog! I have gotten HUNDREDS of new Followers every month this year! WOW! I have tried to make it easy and painless to follow my blog. I would like to ask you to PLEASE help me by sharing my blog with your friends and family. To follow me all you have to do is click on “Follow” at the bottom right of the page & enter your email address. You will be sent an email to “confirm” and BAM – your in business. You will receive my daily Blog in your email inbox.

I have received LOTS of feedback from y’all! Emails, comments, likes, etc, etc. Thank you! Remember, you can send a request or question. I WILL answer your inquiry and I will blog on it! Also feel free to call in LIVE on Fridays Radio Show to ask a question or just say Hi 🙂

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.!

Here’s to the rest of 2018! There’s still a LOT to accomplish and enjoy! 165 more Sunrises & LOTS to do 🙂

“Be mindful of how you approach time. Watching the clock is not the same as watching the sun rise.”
–   Sophia Bedford-Pierce

Thanks! Have a great day!


Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206