Tag Archives: Spring

Springtime Bass Fishing Tips


In Missouri, spring is always one of the best times to catch your biggest bass of the year. With an unusually warm winter and early spring, the bass are already hungry and ready for the spawn.  The bass have already moved into the shallows and are pretty predictable.  This time of the year, a variety of lures work well, and at …

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Enjoy Missouri’s Spring Show

Missouri Botanical Gardens

I love springtime with its landscape of greens, yellows, pinks, oranges, purples and reds, not to mention the fragrant whiffs of fresh springtime air greeting me each time I venture outside. Warm breezes, bright sunshine and vibrant pops of color rejuvenate my senses. Yes, one of my favorite times of year has finally sprung! Take it from me, a stroll …

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Spring Awakens in Missouri Vineyards

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Spring means new life, an awakening, and that is exactly what is happening in the vineyards of Missouri wine country with “bud break”. Bud break is the start of the annual growing cycle for grape vines. It’s the first sign of life in the vineyards after the vines laid dormant through the winter. So, what exactly is bud break? It’s …

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Enjoy the Spring Weather in Jefferson City

Outside Dining at Madison's Cafe

Regardless of the chill still in the air, spring has arrived and that means it’s time to end your hibernation and get outdoors in Jefferson City. There’s nothing quite as charming as the sea of redbud and dogwood trees surrounding our city as warmer weather nears. The streets are busy again while umbrellas begin to pop-up outside our favorite eateries. …

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A Guide to Missouri Wildflowers

Photo courtesy of Missouri State Parks.

Spring is the season of renewal. Breezes are soft and warm. Tiny leaves emerging from awakening trees are a green you only see in this season. Bird song is at full volume. It’s the best time to explore Missouri’s outdoors – especially her forests. With the bluebird sky you’ve waited for all winter, Missouri’s state tree – the dogwood – …

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Missouri Spring Festivals 2016

Spring at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Spring’s arrival means warmer weather, more outdoor fun and, of course, an abundance of fun festivals to enjoy in Missouri. The lineup of spring festivals in Missouri is diverse, with celebrations focused on everything from history and community heritage to music and the arts. Of course, no matter what idea festivals revolve around, virtually all of them offer great good …

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Spring Surprises in Missouri State Parks

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Cabin fever got you down? Shake the post-winter blahs and enjoy the spring warmup by taking a walk in the woods. You may find a few surprises along the trail of your choice. “Ephemeral” means short-lived and spring ephemerals are tiny wildflowers that pop up amid the leaf litter when the first warming rays of sunshine hit the forest floor. …

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Looking Forward to Spring at Lake of the Ozarks


Is winter worrying you? Well, let’s think of a weather warmup with water and wakes to help shake off old man Winter. The time of year has arrived when spring fever gets folks at Lake of the Ozarks, and all over our great state of Missouri, in its grip. We attend boat shows and spring festivals, and start thinking about …

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Best of Show: Find a Hidden Gem at Blue Spring

Blue Spring Nature Area

Missouri has many hidden gems, from underground show caves to unheard of natural forests. It is Blue Spring, however, that caught the attention of the Weather Channel. In 2015, the site featured the “Most Amazing Hidden Gem in Every State,” and Blue Spring, near Eminence, won the title in Missouri. Blue Spring won this title because it is “one of …

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Missouri Farmers Markets: My Favorite Sign of Spring

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It’s strange to me that my favorite sign of spring is a Facebook post, but I eagerly begin watching for it this time each year. After all, it’s about now that my winter patience is coming to a close. I try to enjoy all seasons with the best of them. I bundle up for the winter festivals, telling myself I …

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