Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Most of Antarctica is covered in snow and ice. However,
much of McMurdo is rock and dirt. All shades of gray,
brown, black, even rust. Ross Island (where McMurdo is
located) is volcanic. The only vegetation I've ever seen
growing here is some bright green slime in a melt pond.
Back home, I take used coffee grounds to our garden and
scatter them...trying to make the soil more fruitful.
Every time I empty my coffee pot here, I have to stop
myself from doing the same. It's fruitless. Without a
major shift in the earth's climate or the earth's axis,
the ground here will NEVER get more fruitful. It will
always be barren and next to lifeless and look exactly
like this photo.