Good afternoon – here’s something to get your brain working. Look hard or you might miss it. What’s the difference between these two pictures of this delicious-looking sunflower cookie?
Well, I took a bite out of it, of course! In fact, that entire cookie was devoured with ease. I’m a cookie fanatic/expert. How do you become a cookie expert? Years of experience!
I was visiting Dandra’s library one day and found that there was an extra sunflower cookie made by Sara (another teacher) that was calling my name. Why a sunflower cookie? Yes it’s cute, but Kansas recognized the sunflower as official state flower and floral emblem in 1903 (the sunflower is also featured on the Kansas state quarter, state flag, and the nickname for Kansas is The Sunflower State.) Mission Repair’s roots are from Kansas as well!
Did you know that Sunflower heads consist of 1,000 to 2,000 individual flowers joined together by a receptacle base? The large petals around the edge of a head are actually individual ray flowers, which do not develop into seed. I didn’t know that either! There’s so much to learn here in the Mission Repair Blog.
I’m guessing that is why these succulent morsels were in the teacher’s lounge. In any case, this sunflower got “plucked” because it went missing…into my personal sunflower storage compartment 😉
See you tomorrow, Ryan
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