WEEK IN PHOTOS: Mother serves special snack, family cherishes charred memories

Sunday, August 3, 2014 | 9:23 p.m. CDT; updated 9:28 p.m. CDT, Sunday, August 3, 2014

COLUMBIA – This week Missourian photographers captured images of a hot air balloon, a special snack, a cozy caterpillar and cherished memories.

In this photo by Kylee Gregg, Zachary McFetters, 8, helps his mom, Kristin McFetters, scoop homemade vanilla ice cream onto a cone for an afternoon snack on Monday at their home. Zachary, who is allergic to tree nuts, can eat homemade ice cream. 

David Ewing looks through a photo album that was lightly charred in the fire that caused $80,000 in damage to his home in this photo by J. Evan Arnold. Ewing found the album in a chest that was beneath a pile of clothes. He thinks the clothes protected the photos and the chest from the fire and the water used to extinguish the blaze.

Missourian reader John Hall submitted this photo of a hot air balloon flying over his house in Columbia. 

Dhru Dave holds a plant with a caterpillar resting on its leaves at the Bond Life Sciences Center at MU in this photo by Shannon Elliott. The researchers have a caterpillar habitat on the plants they experiment with. The same scientists have found that plants can respond to sounds

Firefighters hose down a fire at 909 Park Ave. on Tuesday, in this photo by Shannon Elliott. The fire department made it to the scene within two minutes of the call.

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