is very odd stuff….Julie’s pond is mostly frozen….mostly. Except for the main spring, the secondary spring just west of the center, the outflow sections, the….well just don’t go skating there alright?

The rivers are freezing over nicely, which usually means it is rather cold, since they are rocky and fast flowing, which means that ice has a bit of work to do if it wants to form.

But the fish pond? The little fish pond kept open by the bubblers and heaters? It was frozen over yesterday, but today it was wide open water. It is appreciably colder today. So what changed? Solar gain (sunny today, cloudy yesterday), something with the ground water (which is right there), sheer perversity?