We’re at the time of the year when temperatures are rising and falling day-to-day. A week ago, the thermometre crept into double digits (up to 50º for those tuned to the Fahrenheit scale). This week, we’re having wind chills in negative double digits (down to 0º Fahreneheit). As a result, the view of the pond is constantly changing.
The next day, the darkness of the water has expanded and the thin coating of ice around the edges has completely receded.
Our pond doesn’t like to freeze. It is helped in its quest to stay liquid by the creek that is constantly running fresh flowing water. Even here though, the cold takes hold and ice forms.
After a couple of days of cold temperatures and snow flurries, the darkness of the water is gone, replaced by ice.
We’re not quite ready for skating yet, but we’re getting there.
What’s the weather like where you are? Does your thermometre count in Celsius or Fahrenheit? Anyone follow the Kelvin scale?