This has been a beautiful day. Not unlike Colorado, it snowed all night last night, but it was all melted off by noon today. Now the sun is out, the wind is gone, and I haven’t worn my jacket since I walked into work this morning.
I may be feeling the afterglow of the Bronco’s WIN yesterday. That kind of post season success must be warming the whole Rocky Mountain region, but there are more than enough Bronco fans down here to advance the ice sheets right down into the sea. We have to be careful down here. If we start an Avalanche at this time of year, we won’t have any way to celebrate in March when the Colorado Hockey team needs us… tee-hee-hee. Bring on them there Patriots! We have the really, REALLY far South Stands filled, and roaring!
Back to McMurdo. There are some people here who are not sports fans, and that’s OK. (Personally, I would rather they not be sport fans at all than have anyone flaunting the Black and Silver. Grrr!) So what do the non-sporty types do with their time? That’s what this particular blog is designed to show. I’m going to take you on a quick tour of the artistic side of McMurdo Station. Remember now. It’s not a military base any more, so get ready to see some slightly off kilter art. I promise only to show those photos in which Kilts remain ON. Now I invite you to sit back and appreciate the efforts of artists past and present who do something useful with their free time.
Let us start with the Trolls. These Nordic creatures pop up here and there around camp. They seem to appreciate the weather here year round. One of them lives under a bridge. So appropriate.