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September 17th, 2008 – by: poorogies
12. Aspen Trees: I'm not gonna lie to you, I am not fond of evergreens but when you live in a mountainous state you're either going to have to suck it up or fall in love with the indigenous "cotton-candy tree" specimens (a nickname affectionately penned to describe the deciduous splendor of Springfield, Missouri). Sure, aspens don't turn into those burning scarlet and crimson colors that maples reign but when they lose their chlorophyll to show off their simple yellow carcasses, it can be such a pretty site. Even the intricate lacework of the leafy skeletons is enough to make me want a whole grove to culture on my own!
13. Land locked: What a difference it is to be able to go outdoors and not need gills! And to only have one or two mosquito bites a YEAR...phenomenal!! No dead drying fish smells or earthworms fleeing their catacombs to escape the daily deluges. I guess the drawback would be no seafood to speak of...eh, I can handle that, too. If I want to see water I'll fill the tub!
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