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When the color green predominates within the irrigated walls of a western town, it must really, finally be spring.</div>
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Odd, or ironic, that we most often choose to recreate outside those artificial boundaries, then flee back to the relative safety to spend our nights?</div>
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Hmmm. &nbsp;Maybe we just don't see a choice.</div>
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Oops, but with a happy ending.</div>
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Scoping and scouting. &nbsp;Less obvious but more to the point: Appreciating the fingers of green that reach into the hills.</div>
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<i>"God, why does she have to keep calling me Moobs?"</i></div>
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Because that's your name. &nbsp;Deal.</div>
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Poking around in our neighbors' backyard.</div>
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Sssssaaaaaaayyyyyy--that's an odd smelling juniper...</div>
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Remembering how to rock-monkey:</div>
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Spring break? &nbsp;Nope, spring <i>bummer</i>. &nbsp;Or, when rock monkeying goes sideways.</div>
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The big picture.</div>
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Among other notable recent anniversaries, Fang turned 11 last week. &nbsp;And there was much rejoicing!&nbsp;</div>
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Thanks for checkin' in.</div>