JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) It soon will look a lot more like the holidays at the governor’s mansion.
The Christmas trees for the inside and outside of the mansion are arriving Monday. 119 more words
This majestic evergreen is easy to recognize. Often, these giants poke through a woodland canopy showing off their feathery wind-styled coiffures. Up close, a white pine has long soft needles that come in bundles of five, one needle for each letter in its name: W-H-I-T-E. 197 more words
The female, or seed, cones of most pines take two seasons to mature, and the cones of White Pines are no exception. While their tiny male cones live only a few months in the spring, until their pollen has been dispersed and they drop to the ground, White Pine seed cones develop over two summers. 102 more words
I get so excited around this time every year to get our home decorated for the Christmas Season. I am not one to enjoy putting lights up and making my outdoor holiday urns when it’s freezing cold, blowing and snow fallen everywhere so usually a good time to do it is mid November. 304 more words