With the cold stretch and snow storm that we experienced this week, my backyard koi pond has entered its winter stage. This morning when I looked out the window I saw a neighbor’s cat. It’s the one that raises hell with the birds that visit every day. The fish and frogs are now just biding their time as they wait for spring. I have had my pond for 15 years and the fish can live in a frozen pond just fine. Their system slows down, and they just hang out and do nothing all winter. I put these pictures up to show the transition from late summer till now.