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1 Deep Freeze on Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:25 pm

Wow seems the whole country is in a deep freeze or has some type of challenging weather about now.
Our pond is frozen on top but the waterfall is still running keeping water open near the falls.
Really cold here in North Central Illinois. -1' lots of wind making a windchill of -22.
Took the day off today didn't want to slide on ice... affraid
Of course the dog still wants to go out and play.

How is where you are???

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2 Re: Deep Freeze on Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:57 pm

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We got down to 8* last night and I hear it is supposed to warm up this weekend and get into the 40's. That will feel warm compared to the last week of frigidness. The coldest we ever got here was -6* last year and I don't care to go that low again. All 5 houses in our rural cluster had frozen pipes along our inside garage walls to the outside water faucets last year because of it. Right now the sun is shining brightly and has been for several days but man it's still brrrrrrrrrrrr, cold out there ex[brrrrr] My pond is frozen over except for the two holes being kept open by my bubble filters. I have a little weather indicator on my profile here so you can see what temp it is here all the time.I got it at http://www.wunderground.com/ and if you put in all your town and state info then you will scroll down and find the weather box thingy and you can click on that and choose the same kind I have as the others don't seem to work.


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3 Re: Deep Freeze on Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:59 pm

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Yup, it's winter in Michigan too. The snowblowers and shovels are getting a workout. And the furnace seems to be coming on more than normal. We keep it at 67 during the day and 60 at night. Our house is kind of spread out so I put a sheet over the doorway into the living room and shut off the registers there and our bedroom. We have a bedroom that we turned into a den when that kid moved out. It's 16 right now at 7PM.


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4 Re: Deep Freeze on Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:15 pm

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It's 45 here! And I thought THAT was cold! I'm not sure what the wind chill factor is though. The wind is pretty strong. I guess I'd never survive the winter y'all are having!
I can take the heat here in the summer, but I just can't stand the cold!
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And our dogter(dog daughter)wanted me to go outside and play with her today! I don't think so!

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5 Re: Deep Freeze on Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:48 pm

I can handle the cold much better than the heat.
My motto is:
You can always put more clothes on but never take enough off

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6 Re: Deep Freeze on Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:09 am

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Freddie Peepers wrote:I can handle the cold much better than the heat.
My motto is:
You can always put more clothes on but never take enough off

That's exactly what I say, Freddie!! ex[giggle]

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7 Re: Deep Freeze on Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:57 am

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Rosebud, Bartender and I all live close together so 40's at the worse. I hate the cold.


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8 Re: Deep Freeze on Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:46 pm

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All I gotta say is I wish I lived in San Diego right now :[IMG]/sunburn5


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9 Re: Deep Freeze on Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:59 pm

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After Yesterday's low of -3 and kinda windy, today almost felt like a heatwave at 19 without wind. ex[snow]

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10 Temps on Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:17 pm

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Today in Tacoma it actually got up to 62*F on my deck that faces south in to the almost visible sun. I also did some more early spring clean up around my pond. Come on sunny days............

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Rich ex[Koi]

11 Re: Deep Freeze on Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:45 pm

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I'm so jelious...spring in Feb??? It was in the low 20's today but with wind chills it felt like the single digits. Bbbrrrrr..... ex[brrrrr] I won't be doing early spring clean up until sometime in April...and sometimes in April we still get snow


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12 lilies on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:38 pm

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What amazes me is that all of my water lilies are sending up lily pads. Most of them are breaking the surface, and the rest are start send up shoots.

I really like the feel of the sun in my face. sunny

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13 Re: Deep Freeze on Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:21 pm

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Yep it's wet out there now but it looks as tho it will clear up soon. I hope so as I still have some weeding to do out there that I wasn't able to finish on Friday
I like when the lily pads are covering part of the top of my pond so the fish have a place to hide from Mr Heron


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14 lillies on Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:45 pm

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I think one of the reasons I haven't had a heron problem is that my pond is usually well covered with lily pads.

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Rich ex[maul]



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15 Re: Deep Freeze on Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:10 pm

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Mine is only covered in the Spring and Summer. Isn't yours that ways too? Mr Heron doesn't mind visiting when it's cold and there is no cover of the pads


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16 cover on Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:52 pm

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JW,

My ware lilies grow the same as yours, I just didn't carify what I was trying to say. Right now, everything in my pond is in full view. When I repotted all of my pond plants the other day, the water was so cloudy that I couldn't even see my fish. The next day the water was crystal clear again, and all I am running is my skimmer/pre-filter.

So far, the only heron I have seen were last summer. They circled, but didn't land.

Happy ponding,

Rich ex[rain

17 Re: Deep Freeze on Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:46 pm

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OldMarine wrote:JW,

My ware lilies grow the same as yours, I just didn't carify what I was trying to say. Right now, everything in my pond is in full view. When I repotted all of my pond plants the other day, the water was so cloudy that I couldn't even see my fish. The next day the water was crystal clear again, and all I am running is my skimmer/pre-filter.

So far, the only heron I have seen were last summer. They circled, but didn't land.

Happy ponding,

Rich ex[rain

I thought maybe you had some super hardy variety with radiation injected into them so they would have pads all season lol! Maybe it's better to leave it cloudy so Mr Heron doesn't see and drop down for a visit


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18 Re: Deep Freeze on Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:25 pm

a nice thick layer of ice and snow keeps the herons away too ex[brrrrr]

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19 Ponds on Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:03 pm

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I'll vote for no snow, and clear pond water along with the lily pads.

Happy ponding,

Rich ex[frog]

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