Old Fire Station Fountain
No, this is not my own water fountain. Somehow I managed to roust myself out from under the covers this morning to attend a meditation session. As I was driving there I noticed this fountain at the old historic fire station. The station has now been converted into a meeting place and the courtyard houses this large fountain.
Somehow the fountain is still running, despite almost 72 hours so far of below freezing weather. This morning at 8:00 it was 12 degrees F. Each morning has been colder than the previous one.
All I can say is, I'm ready for this deep freeze to be over. I do live in the south, don't I??
The birds have been spending many daylight hours at the bird feeders. This Tufted Titmouse is eyeing the frozen birdbath and wondering what the heck I'm going to do about it.
Well, okay, I guess I'll try to help you feathered ones out.
Sorry, this is the best I can do. I never thought I'd need a birdbath heater down here.
Meanwhile, I've been most reluctant to peek under the sheets to see how my Wavy Leaf cactus and Agave multilifera are doing.
I already know that my Agave desmentiata in the stock tank is toast (see my last post). Okay, I did peek. A couple of cactus pads are laying horizontal but the rest looks like it might survive. I think that us southern gardeners won't really know the extent of damage until spring. Gee, I guess that means we have more in common with northern gardeners than ever before!
This post was written by Jean McWeeney for my blog Dig, Grow, Compost, Blog. Copyright 2009. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.