I wonder if the goldfish appreciate the beauty above them?
The weather coming in brings mixed emotions. While growing up I never seemed to worry about how it could affect our comfort and even safety but I am sure my parents did. Those same feelings of concern run through my mind about keeping the house warm, pipes unfrozen, and fallen trees from the weight of ice storms. When I traveled it never failed that I was far from home when things happened but luckily we have good friends and neighbors who Deb could call for help.
When we had a supplemental pump pushing water up to the house it never failed that the pump would fail in either the dead of winter or the hottest day of the year. Preparing the pump house to withstand the cold became a yearly project that always seemed to get put off until it HAD TO BE DONE. That means it was probably already cold, cold, cold.
That intermediary issue was solved and now I just worry about keeping the pipes around a holding tank within reason during these snaps. But the tank house is right up against the house and MUCH easier to monitor and service if needed.
The other side of the weather condition is the beauty it can bring to ordinary, everyday items outside. Trees, shrubs and even grass blades appear to be encased in glass and create a playground for the photographer. The frosted ice over the goldfish pond also provides entertainment for animals as well. Our four legged family is able to walk over the top of the ice to take a closer look at those unreachable pretty fish.
Birds come from all over to chow down on the feeders and usually a few we rarely see make an appearance.
How does this cold weather affect you?