Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Flowers

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Flowers

Spring is my favorite season for many reasons, one of which is the gorgeous flowers that show God’s creative hand.  Each flower is unique, yet each is beautiful.  They do not work hard to gain this beauty; it is all simple and natural.

Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

–Luke 12:27

Ten Prettiest Flowers

1. Sunflowers


2. Orchids


3. Tulips


4. Dogwood


5. Gerber daisy


6. Dandelion


7. Tiger and Day lilies27 - New

8. Daffodil


9. Cherry blossom

Cherry Blossom

10. Wild roses

6 - Look Up

Halcyon Cookies

Halcyon Cookies


In high school, you think that your teachers are crazy.  You know that you will never use their lessons in real life.  You will never recall portions of Beowulf for casual conversation, determine a ratio, or say, “Me llamo Catalina y tengo diecinueve años.”

You are wrong.  I have done all those things since graduation.

For seven years, I learned twenty vocabulary words a week.  As you can imagine, many of those words have been lost and are nonexistent in my normal verbal repertoire.  Nonetheless, a few words have persisted, and I feel accomplished when I toss them into a research paper.  Halcyon is one of those words: (adj.) golden, resplendent, serene.  These cookies are just that.

By now, you have probably seen a theme amongst my cookies:  1 mashed banana + 1/2 cup oatmeal + extras.  This recipe is no exception.  Golden raisins and sunflower seeds make these delectable cookies truly halcyon.


Sunny Golden Breakfast Cookies


  • 1 overripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 tbs. sunflower seeds (more or less depending on personal preference)
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins (more or less depending on personal preference)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl
  • Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray
  • Drop cookie dough onto cookie sheet by spoonful and lightly press down
  • Bake 8 minutes
  • Remove from oven and let cool
  • Eat and enjoy!

What did you learn in high school that you still use regularly?