What does your pond look like ... Today?

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    Priscilla

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    This guy turned up at my pond today. He was eating a local fruit the birds knocked off the tree nesberry (which the koi also love). It looks like a brown kiwi, but its super sweet.

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    Sad to say, it is snowing :(

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    That is really cool! I wish we had lizards around here. I think there are 3 species in the state, all rare, and all across the state from me.
     
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    Priscilla

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    They are a huge pest here (iguanas and chickens). I let my kids chase them out of the yard and sometimes the dog eats them if he can catch them. I had a lot of problems when I first started up the pond because a really big guy used to sun in the tree above the pond and poop in it.

    The iguana in the picture is a common green iguana, like what you would buy in a pet store. We have two rare species found only here, the blue iguana and the rock iguana. The blue is very cool.
     
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    Took a picture this evening. We finally got rain today and the ground soaked it up happily.

    The willow is leafing out and things are starting to grow.First blooms are the neighbors Apricot tree. My rhododendrun (sp?) is getting ready to bloom.
     

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    Looking good Pecan, I have things trying to grow, but at a warm 16 they keep getting set back.
     
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    We have nothing growing. :(
     
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    We we froze again :mad: Here is the pond today. Today seems like the end of the really cold temps. I am starting to see a little plant life here and there, nothing to major yet.

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    Here is a picture from the start of the stream
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    The pond froze a little this am, water plants budding a little here and there. Lilies just waiting for it to get warm before they take off.

    But under water the pond looks great! This is the view in the 5 foot section, looking towards the bog wall and water fall around 15 feet away. The lily pots to the left are around 25 feet away from the camera.

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    There is still a bit of snow left, but otherwise the water is clear for now. High of 53 on Sunday so they say, should melt more of the snow.
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    Yay you are melting,well your pond is anyways :)
     
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    WET! raining nicely DSC06816.JPG
     
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    Lol sort of, another dusting of snow last night and temps around freezing. If it was sunny the snow would still melt, but no luck with that so far.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    You need get out there and do a sun dance herz to summon the sun
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    I drilled a test hole this morning and the ice is down to 10 inches thick now. You can't see into the valley because of the fog and light snow falling.
    You can see the 2 pond breathers sticking up through the snow.


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    Wow Mitch, you still have a ways to go for full melt :(
     
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    I know.:(

    Exactly 1 year ago today I had my first fish sighting after last year's winter.:(

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    Still the same.............wet..........but calling for SNOW tomorrow
     
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    Its looking great. I'm ready to see plants start growing now. With the daytime temps supposed to be in the 40's all week, I'm considering putting the pump back in soon. but I'm also considering whether or not I'll be making changes to the pond. If I do, I wont worry about putting a pump in right now.

    Also, that log on the far left I just pulled out of the burning pit recently.(we share a huge pit with our neighbor) It looked too cool to pass up. I'm hoping to incorporate it somehow
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Yes JB it is looking so nice and beautiful fence too!
    I see you have a windmill too................I wanted my hubby to make me one.............so far I don't see one in my future :(
     
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