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The above sunflower has  attitude!! It is painted thick and lucious and bold. The day I took the picture which inspired the painting, it was early morning and the sky was brilliant blue.
“I am working with the enthusiasm of a man from Marseilles eating bouillabaisse, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to you because I am busy painting huge sunflowers.”
~ Vincent Van Gogh

Blessings and hugs…

Today’s Melody…


Photographed Spring 2012 near Italy, TX

Sunshine Muffins

Prep Time: 15 mins

  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 24 muffins


    • 2 cups whole wheat flour
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
    • 2 cups grated carrots
    • 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
    • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
    • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
    • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
    • 1 bananas, mashed
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 cup oil
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon, and mix well. Stir in carrots, apricots, sunflower seeds, chocolate chips, coconut and banana.
  2. Beat together eggs, oil and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon into greased muffin tins and bake at 375*F (190*C) for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Makes 24 muffins.

Job 8:16

English Standard Version (ESV)

16 He is a lush plant before the sun, and his shoots spread over his garden.

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