Here in Christchurch NZ — realizing that I’ll get 3 Springs this year! The first Spring was in the Chisos Mountains (Big Bend National Park, Texas). Then Spring arrived again in Minnesota, as promised. Now I get to experience Spring all over again, coming to the South Island of New Zealand where everything is impossibly green and the Botanical Garden is in full bloom. I walked along a path along the Avon River, and mated pairs of ducks were swimming and diving. Walked in drizzle this morning – now I’m off to the International Antarctic Centre, to be issued a large amount of polar clothing.