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Kenny Be's Yard Arteology: Pile High City panorama

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The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments... Figure 48. Globeville: The Great Pyramids of Globeville Road.

Whoever is responsible for the perfect stacks of shoveled snow that are pictured above is, by definition, a true yard artist. Snow fallen on the great expanse of a parking lot typically gets plowed into one or two perimeter piles.

These four hand-shoveled mounds intimate that a workplace employee has replaced the plow, perhaps as a cost-cutting measure during the slow-business month of January. The evenly measured spacing suggests a worker who is expertly lazy and seeks solutions that require the least amount of walking. The conical shapes mimic the Rocky Mountains and hint at the place where he'd rather be.

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