I have been tickled to watch the birds step out on the ice and walk on the frozen spots. They peck at the ice a little, and sometimes walk up to the edge of the ice and water to get a drink.
Wednesday morning the ice was a little thicker. Some of the water is running across the ice from the falls and is icing over the TOP of the ice layer, making for some interesting ice patterns.
And these guys appreciated the sunbeams too!!
And the evenings have been creating beautiful pastel sunsets. . which have been striking with the snow!
Here's the pond this morning. .Looks cold!! The last 3 nights have been in the single digits. .and in the 20's during the day time. Today's forecast is mid 30's. .and in fact, 43 right now. The ice is melting away nicely. Maybe by tomorrow, I will be able to see the state of the goldfish, though I expect to find them well!
We're glad to see forecasts for the mid 40's for the next several days!!
And I'm sure that these little jewels are even happier than we are about it!
The moral of this story has been that I am SURE glad with the pond's performance in the cold thus far. .and since we do not regularly have that many days in a row with sub-freezing temps. .I am relieved that the pond should continue to function well throughout the winter months!!
Hope you all are enjoying some warmer weather where you live too!
Have a great weekend!