We have beautiful sunrises and sunsets. I took this picture a couple of nights ago. The leaves have all fallen and this morning there was ice on the pond. The garden is resting.
You can see traces of left-over snow. I still have the pond pump going. Soon I should take it out and put in an aerator. I use an aquarium pump connected to rubber tubing. The tubing sits in the water and pumps air into the pond. The pond will freeze solid on the top 9 inches of the 36 inches deep pond. Fish stop eating when the water temperature goes down to 45 degrees. The fish will spend winter at the lower levels of the pond. When spring comes they are again active and hungry.
Cold temperatures do not keep the blue jays out of the pond. I took these pictures 4 days ago through my kitchen window. Am I glad I had recently washed my windows.
Key Lime Cilantro Carrots
I tried this recipe from this week's newspaper – Love it! We all loved it. You mix up some butter, honey, key lime juice and cook the carrots in it. Than add some cilantro. I didn’t have fresh cilantro, but used some organic cilantro paste. This is a keeper!