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From: Louise Huffman
Christchurch, NZ, October 7, 2007

ARISE Team Enjoys Spring Colors and Fragrances in NZ

After arriving in New Zealand the ARISE team realized that we will not see or smell flowers for a very long time. When I was in Antarctica in 2002 it was amazing how devoid of senses we were - there were very few colors; it was extremely quiet without the usual background noise I am used to in a city; and unless we were cooking (or I was close to the latrine!), there were almost no smells. It is spring in New Zealand, and we are seeing baby ducks, daffodils and trees bursting with buds, so we decided to fill our senses by visiting the Botanical Gardens. The colors exploded around us and the fragrance filled us with a memory of beautiful flowers and smells to take with us to the Ice.

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