May 22, 2008
Mary Kroening, coordinator of the Missouri Master Gardener program and MU Extension horticulturist, leads a tour of the rose gardens at Bradford Research and Extension Center on Thursday. The workshop and garden tour featured a walking tour of the gardens as well as presentations on rose history and insect control. To see a video show of the tour, please go to ColumbiaMissourian.com.
Smith Creek, near the convergence of Smith and Cedar creeks, in the Mark Twain National Forest has been targeted by the Missouri Wilderness Coalition for status as a national wilderness refuge.
Light filters through a grove of trees near Smith Creek in the Mark Twain National Forest. Although the current owners of the Smith Creek area, the U.S. Forest Service have no plans for cutting or construction, outdoor enthusiasts want to move quickly to protect the area from any future plans.
A small frog hides in a small stream in along the Smith Creek Loop Trail in the Mark Twain National Forest.
Wild blue phlox (phlox divaricata) grows in the Mark Twain National Forest.
A redbud tree bloom along the Smith Creek Loop Trail in the Mark Twain National Forest.
On Wednesday, the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts opened its doors for the Grand Premiere Gala celebrating its renovation. One patron, Charlie Digges attended both the first grand opening in 1928 and the grand reopening.
Gardeners and plant enthusiasts alike went to the MU Bradford Research and Extension Center in Columbia on Thursday to tour the center's rose gardens.
May 21, 2008
Charlie Porter stands near a wind turbine near his farm in King City on Tuesday. Porter says the noise and stroboscopic effects associated with living near wind turbines have been making his family sick with sleeplessness, anxiety and dizziness.
Charlie Porter works with horses on his farm near King City while wind turbines rise in the distance Tuesday.
Keith Crown in front of a self-portrait.
"Fall on Edgewood Ave., Columbia, Mo." (1988)
"Winter Coming Near, Rocheport, Mo.," (1981)
"University Farm and Cornfield" (1989)
"Field Near Easely, Missouri"
Patrons enjoy hors d'ouerves and champagne inside the Missouri Theatre before the start of its grand opening gala, which featured singer Tony Bennett on Wednesday.
Patrons wait outside the Missouri Theatre for the doors to open for its grand opening gala, which featured singer Tony Bennett.
Melissa Straw, left, poses for a picture with her mother, Mary Lack, before the start of the Missouri Theatre's grand opening gala.
Guests enjoy hors d'oeuvres from the Cherry Street Artisan in the Missouri Theatre's lobby.
Patrons mingle outside the auditorium before the start of the Tony Bennett concert Wednesday night at the newly reopened Missouri Theatre.