On Frozen Pond

It was colder than a _______. (My word choice would probably be inappropriate🤔)  The stock tank pond was frozen more than an inch solid after sub freezing temps for two days.

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The Colorado water lilies are hardy here so should do fine although they’ll probably turn to mush for the rest of winter.

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I sunk the marginal (bog) plants like Dwarf  Papyrus (above) and the native buttonbush (below).

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And this Aquatic Milkweed.

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Since we have some native Gambusias, I opted to pour hot water to help melt the ice versus using to some sort of tool to break it up.

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Although you can’t really tell, that little chartreuse papyrus puff is still under a sheet of ice. Those reflections tho…

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Before the hot water: “Mommy the ice is good for drawing on! See?!?!”

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