There isn't much large green floral life down here… There is a lot of life in general, just like everywhere else on this planet, but a lot of it is hard to see. It is under the sea ice in 28 F water, or microscopic hidden among the rocks and the snow.
But there is a greenhouse both here and at the South Pole, which provides a wonderful respite from the white and gray and black. There are two hammocks and it is a nice place to take a nap. It is also the most humid place on base by far.
To make up for the lack of green elsewhere on base, I ordered a Flip Flap to keep me company. It would run 24/7 due to all the sunlight. But apparently the Kiwi Hercules is not operational, which means we are running about a 20 ton/day deficit. Or at least ton/landing, which is a function of weather. I think the order of shipment priorities is something along the lines of: science equipment, operational equipment, fresh fruit and veggies, and then personal packages. I have a feeling it'll arrive after I depart.Tags: ANDRILL, Antarctica, flora