Early last week we had an unusual cold spell, similar (but not quite) to the one going on back East right now. One morning our thermometer read 24f (-4c) – about ten degrees below normal. It only warmed up to 54f (12c) that afternoon, our standard 30 degree swing from day to night (we usually vary 30 degrees like that every day of the year, so when it gets up to 115 in July it does cool off to 85 at night). I looked out the kitchen window (yes, that new big one) to find the hummingbird feeder had been affected:
Don’t worry – we have two others scattered around, and they didn't freeze. This one also thawed out in a few hours. And this week the temps have been back to normal, low 46f, high 68f today (8c – 19c).