If you have a garden, a yard with a few pots, or even just a window box, you will be familiar with the “I didn’t plant that” sensation. Today I had an interesting variation on that, in a pot with a heuchera in.
The female blackbird seemed rooted in there.
The male was trying desperately to forage in a frozen bed. I’m not sure why as there was plenty of food available elsewhere.
The pond has again been freezing, but as water has also run in from the surrounding ground, this has created wonderful ridges of ice at the margins.
You can again see the range of ice forms across the whole body of the pond. You can also see it is right up at the top of the pond now too.