Although it hasn’t seemed that cold to me, I guess the slow and steady, just below freezing, temperatures have lowered the water temperature of my pond enough to cause ice to form on the surface. It is just a thin film of ice. This morning it was windy and you could see the ice undulate up and down with the wind.
It is always so much nicer to see open water on the pond because it is always changing with the weather. Waves form, rain drops ripple, ducks swim around, and you get a lot of reflection. Once the ice forms you might still get a reflection and be able to look at the bottom, but then things get really boring when the ice is covered with snow. There isn’t anything to see but a flat white plain for months and months.
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