And if THAT does not make you feel cold and Christmasy (sp?) check out this picture I took of our pond on Monday morning.
Oh yeah, that's a solid sheet of ice over the entire top of our pond! I tell ya though, I don't know if the cold weather has anything to do with it or not but our pond is crystal clear. It's really amazing. We can walk over to it and easily see the bottom (around 10-12 feet deep) and see the big bass hanging out on the bottom. I'll try and get a picture - we'll see.