One of the flowering plants I remember from my youth is the cleome. I loved these tall plants with flowers I thought looked a little spidery.
I live a life that jetsetters would envy. My jaunts up and down Highway 45 North and through downtown Columbus could be the inspiration for a romance novelist. Those occasional journeys to Starkville or West Point probably set the "Beautiful People's" hearts aflutter.
Recently I spent a few days in a city so cold my nose did not warm up for a week. In all that bitter chill I was surprised not to notice a single fur coat. I saw many of those puffy coats and jackets that are efficiently warming, but no fur that I recall.
Homecoming at Mississippi University for Women promises to be one of the most exciting yet as the university welcomes alumni and guests back with a host of events scheduled for April 18-21.
Junior Auxiliary of Columbus celebrated seven decades of service to children in Lowndes County, and honored the memory of a revered life member, during National Junior Auxiliary Week April 7-13.
Spring fever is in the air, and for foodies that means the welcome arrival of fresh spring vegetables. Asparagus is a frequent favorite on that list. Grilled, steamed, stir-fried, roasted, in salads or puréed in soup, this flowering perennial that comes in green, purple and white is a versatile hit.
Bright citrusy flavors. Splashes of colorful sugary confetti. Rich creamy frosting flecked with berries. These cupcakes have it all and are a perfect way to welcome spring.
Junior Auxiliary of Columbus revealed its 2013 Charity Ball king and queen Saturday at the 63rd annual Ball held at Trotter Convention Center.
The Ole Homestead is one of the oldest homes in north Mississippi. The house is a vernacular raised cottage that stylistically reflects a Creole influence. Built between 1821 and 1829, it is the oldest known surviving building within the original town limits of Columbus. It is also believed to be the third oldest surviving raised cottage in Mississippi and is probably the oldest one surviving north of the old Natchez District.
It is once again that wonderful season of the year. Not to be confused with cold and flu season, or football season, or even hunting season. This is the time when we welcome our visitors from alternate realities, the ones we call "pilgrims."
The story you are about to read is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. It was a spring morning several years ago, just like this morning when I received the call. I thought it was going to be like many others I receive. I was wrong.
One of my favorite pinch-me moments came some years ago when I met the late Vidal Sassoon, an icon in the world of hairdressing.