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Celebrating today the 1st #InternationalDayoftheDandelion together with @DandelionAppre1 @DvdPaardenbloem @BSBIbotany @vlinderNL @savebutterflies. Dandelions are highly prolific plants but aren’t they just weeds? Are they useful? Why are they everywhere? What makes this possible?
Wild dandelions can be an important source of nectar and pollen for insects, especially after the tree pollen season.…
There is huge variation in wild dandelions, including hundreds of microspecies that are adapted to specific conditions. The Kazakh dandelion produces a lot of latex and this is currently being explored as an alternative rubber crop
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I want to start a new thread story. Not sure how long it will be and I may use different prompts: #vss365 #vssmagic #vssnature etc etc ... I love reading about legends and folk lore, and in my fantasy writing I often create my own myths. So this will be just a fun exercise...
According to #lore &myths of old,griffins nestled on these cliffs long ago. They swooped down on the unsuspecting;carried them off never to be seen again.
Griffins were not elemental creatures,but air & earth did have dominion over them; their only enemy -fire.
#vss365 #vssmagic
"I helped your troupe avoid #shadow and #gore," said the dark wizard simply, implying that he saved us from the mythical griffins. I gaped at him. "And now for what you promised."

"No," I was careful not to get trapped in words, "I said: after you summon her."
#vss365 #vssmagic
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1/ No, it isn’t. Here’s why:

Paynym/Bip47 (reusable payment codes) are a stealth address of sorts, allowing people to publicly share an address without observers being able to trace it’s balance & transaction history on chain.

So you could reasonably draw a (rough) parallel
2/ between this & #Monero’s one-time stealth addresses, which are just one part of Monero privacy.

Let’s examine the difference between Paynyms ( when used in addition to Whirlpool and post mix spending tools) and Monero’s default privacy to understand why they are different;
3/ @SamouraiWallet Whirpool does a good job breaking deterministic links between inputs and outputs, providing a reasonable degree of privacy on a transparent chain; So one could draw another (rough) parallel between their implementation of Chaumian CoinJoin and Ring Signatures.
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Dandelions in dappled light. A long overdue oil painting on canvas board. ... #Dandelion #oilpainting Image
I had a failed landscape canvas sitting in the corner and finally got around to recycling it into a new painting. The textures and colors show through and gives the dandelions depth and light.
You can see a little of the process here. ImageImage
Moral of story, always keep old canvases around. They make good underpaintings.
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#wildflowerhour plenty of time to study verges close to home & see new flowers daily.

But the star find was this three-headed #dandelion on our doorstep

@BSBIbotany @frostatwork @TheMontyDon @B_Strawbridge @WildLakeland @thenewgalaxy @BryanYorke @nervousbotanist @leeinthelakes
#wildflowerhour - local verges in Cumbria today

Red campion, primroses, blackthorn blossom & wood sorrel I think. (2/4)

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And #wildflowerhour on a woodland fringe of town...ramsons, sleepy wood anemones, violet, and I think enchanter’s nightshade.

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