This is just a quick post to show how my garden waterfall looked most of last week with our winter weather.
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We had ice pellets, sleet and just a little bit of freezing rain that resulted in a good 3-4 inches of ice accumulation that stayed for more than a week in many places.
The waterfall slowed to a trickle for most of the week, as much of the water was frozen. By the end of the week, it became a roaring waterfall again as melt water from the roof flooded the waterfall and caused even the ice in the shade to melt.
[For any curious readers, I leave my waterfall on a timer year-round. It clicks on and starts running around 7:45 am and turns off around 7 pm or so. During the summer I extend the time so that it turns off around sunset (as late as 9 pm). I don't have to worry about freezes because the pump that recycles the water is about 3 feet down and even when the temperature drops down into single digits overnight (on a rare occasion), the water usually stays liquid at a depth of 3 feet.]
If you missed my post on building my garden waterfall, you can read it here.