Can anyone identify who decorated this sole cedar tree, which is located alongside Missouri Route 100, west of Wildwood Town Center and the intersection of Highway 109?
The cedar is south of the eastbound lane of the highway, and directly across from the cross road of Lynda Jayne Lane on the westbound lane of the highway.
It stands out among all the other trees that drivers pass on that busy stretch of highway, acting as a beacon of how much Wildwood residents respect natural beauty, even during a time of year when it is tempting to get caught up in manufactured, material things.
Before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter. In many countries, people believed evergreens kept away ghosts, witches, evil spirits, and illness.
This 'ordinary yet special' Wildwood cedar harkens back to centuries past.
Christmas trees reportedly are grown and sold in all 50 states. But whoever decorated this growing, evergreen cedar in Wildwood had a nice idea -- live and let live.