|Looky, looky! There's water in the pond!
This area is totally neglected by me, but in the future I plan to place some plants here and there, and make it a real destination place. At least, that's the dream. A girl can dream, can't she?
|Wahoo! It's almost full!
Do you remember last June when this pond dried up? Thanks to the rains we've received over the past few months, it's almost full again. Hooray!
|This pond completely dried up last summer.
My favorite memory of this pond is playing country-style ice hockey on it in December 1983. What is country-style ice hockey? The puck is a rock and the hockey stick is a real wood stick picked up off the ground. Have you ever played it before?
|It's muddy, and there are no fish, but it looks great to me!
According to Wikipedia, in December 1983, at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport (the National Weather Service gets its readings from there), it was 32 degree F (freezing) or below for over 12 days straight. In fact, snow that fell in mid-December in north Texas didn't melt until January, 1984.
I remember that cold spell. I also remember that our water lines burst.
Today, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter. Well, no disrespect to the famous groundhog, but I hope the nice, warm weather we've been getting this year will continue. And that the rains do, too. We could use a little more.