POTD: Dandelion

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Some folks see a weed. I see two incredible flowers in the bright yellow blooms and the fuzzy seed ball. I also see delicious tea and tasty greens (good for the gallbladder). ~Vic

Dandelion Seed Ball Image

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35 thoughts on “POTD: Dandelion

    KenshoHomestead said:
    January 29, 2021 at 8:23 AM


      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 29, 2021 at 2:27 PM

      Yes, it is. I will be having some Dandelion tea later on today.

    badfinger20 (Max) said:
    January 29, 2021 at 10:39 AM

    fuzzy seed ball…heh…I have to remember that.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 29, 2021 at 2:56 PM

      OMG. The link actually showed up on my phone. 😳🤯

      It is a fuzzy seed ball. Well, to me, it is.

      I’ve never heard that Stones song. I wonder what prompted its writing.


        badfinger20 (Max) said:
        January 29, 2021 at 3:01 PM

        You’ll find out in a week or two when I post about it LOL. No Keith Richards named his daughter dandelion but she latter went by Angela

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          January 29, 2021 at 3:31 PM

          Ah. Ok. I’m surprised you haven’t posted the song, before. Or, did you and I don’t remember? 🤔🤨

            badfinger20 (Max) said:
            January 29, 2021 at 3:48 PM

            No I usually don’t post a song twice unless I posted it when I first began

              The Hinoeuma responded:
              January 30, 2021 at 2:34 AM

              Gotcha. You have been posting for a while.

                badfinger20 (Max) said:
                January 30, 2021 at 2:48 AM

                Since September of 2017 but I didn’t really get started until May of 2018….but no I haven’t posted it…you inspired it with your pic! I have it half written up now. I posted the A side last week with “We Love You” with Lennon and McCartney singing back up.

                  The Hinoeuma responded:
                  January 30, 2021 at 3:52 AM

                  Oh. So, Dandelion was side B. Wow. Synchronicities!

                  I didn’t return to blogging until June 2018 after a four year absence.

                    badfinger20 (Max) said:
                    January 30, 2021 at 11:52 AM

                    Yep Dandelion was a great B side but it hit more than We Love You in America
                    I remember when we met I believe…I think it was when I replied on a Hans post that I didn’t like Styx…Styx was involved somehow lol. It was in 2018 I believe

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      January 30, 2021 at 3:09 PM

                      You have a better memory than I. I don’t remember our first exchange. ☺ It feels like we’ve always known each other. I certainly can’t imagine my life, now, without knowing you.

                      Hell, I don’t remember how I found Ron’s site. I know I spent a great deal of time using the phone app to find other blogs. You can’t do that, anymore. The WP Overlords removed the ability to see the other bloggers that like a post. Their icons used to be down at the bottom of a post.

                      They also removed “similar posts” suggestions down at the bottom, too. The more they tweak, the more it sux.

                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      January 30, 2021 at 3:19 PM

                      I tend to remember little things but cannot remember yesterday…Many people tell me that. I’ll be driving down the street people will wave…later on…why didn’t you wave at me? Because I was focused lol.

                      I know it seems like I’ve known you forever! It wouldn’t be the same with you….who else could I jump topics with? You like Weeping Willows? I do… See I just did it again lol. Everyone else would politely click like and never reply.

                      Hans found me first I believe…he posted a comment on my Decemember 8 post about Lennon. How do I remember this shit?

                      Like I said….I saw how he posted so I thought that is what you do. I used up a lot of songs at first lol…that is why it is harder now to find them.

                      WP yea…my stats are all crap because I’m getting spammed by bots and they won’t fix it.

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      January 30, 2021 at 3:46 PM

                      I read so much about what is going on, globally, that it is shoving other things back in my head. It takes a specific trigger of some sort to bring a memory forward. And, in general terms, my memory isn’t as good as it used to be.

                      I’ve been accused of the same “focus” or “wearing blinders.” That focus is one of the reasons why we wound up in IT. My ex-Marine always told me I stayed “wrapped around the axle.” LOL! I had trouble with “big picture” stuff. Well…now I have become big picture and minutiae has fallen to the wayside. My focus has shifted…or I’m slowly losing my mind.

                      I love Weeping Willows. They are majestic and lovely. They are good for holding riverbanks up but, not good for planting near houses. Their root structures will get into sewer lines. Do you have one? I also love Wisteria. They can be invasive, too.

                      It’s all a matter of how our brains work.

                      I cut my teeth on the OLD WP back in 2009. BOY, have things changed. I don’t think they were using PHP back then. And, there was no “Reader.” You could “follow” but, you’d get emails and that was it. There was no “liking” posts or comments, either. You could comment and that would be the only way you knew a particular post was read by someone…that and blog-hit stats. Now, they want to act like FakeBook. I’m surprised they haven’t given us a spread of emojis instead of just clicking a star…because everyone wants to see a frowny-face on a comment you post. *eyes rolling*

                      I finally had to tweak my settings and make it so you couldn’t comment unless you were registered and signed in. That stopped ALL of my spam. I was getting pages and pages of bot hits.

                      Do you have WiFi in your house? Do you get decent cell service out your way?

                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      January 30, 2021 at 4:08 PM

                      I’m not getting spam as far as comments…It started in November…I was keeping track of my views carefully…I was up to 14 K a month…doing well…then it started…it went crazy to 30K and mostly from India…I chatted with WP and they didn’t even attempt to fix it…they said use Google’s counter…so they wanted me to use a band-aide and not fix the problem.

                      I’m going to try again to talk to them…so far they are 0-2…some people don’t show up in my reader…they just stopped and instead of fixing the problem…they say put a keyword in my reader to find them….NO…just fix the problem.

                      Yep the wearing blinders is me! I’ve heard the same things. It takes a lot to get my attention in real life. Jen and Bailey get pissed…Max…Max….yea yea…Ok lol.

                      I bought a Weeping Willow around 3 years ago…it’s named Willie… it’s still doing good but I have it away from the house…it’s not exactly growing fast.

                      I never ventured on WordPress until 2017.

                      I don’t listen to current news….ONLY old news…If I read about politics it’s about the Nixon era…and current globally…forget about it. I don’t want to know…I’ll only get pissed.

                      Yes we have Charter and because Jen works at home we get 200mb down here so yea we do…but my phone service is iffy…in the kitchen it’s bad in the living room it’s better. I don’t do a lot on the phone with WP though…only comment sometimes that is it…right now I’m on my laptop.

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      January 30, 2021 at 8:54 PM

                      Did all the hits start after a picture on your blog was linked?

                      WP “happiness engineers” can’t fix anything. They have created a leviathan and it breaks all over the place. They can’t be bothered.

                      Yeah. Ken gets aggravated with me because I get focused on something and I can’t hear him or the stupid TV.

                      Willie Willow. Cute. They are slow growers.

                      I wish I didn’t read current news but, I’m such a curious cat and want to see signs in headings that this shit is coming to an end. Oh, my poor gallbladder, tho… I’m nursing it, again, due to some bad pastrami. I’ve gotten to where I can’t eat beef, anymore. I do the best with seafood.

                      I keep reading about how bad continuous WiFi is and the major push-back on 5G. We exist in radiation soup. I can’t help but wonder if it contributes to memory problems, digestive problems, my hair thinning…

                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      January 30, 2021 at 8:59 PM

                      No the pink panther has the same visits….no all of these are to my “home page” not individual pages.

                      Well I’m trying again…and I’m just going to tell them…no I want it fixed…

                      You shouldn’t read that crap Vic…we can’t change it and it only brings us down. Read the paper form 1973…that ways you know how good/bad it turns out. I know I’m copping out but it’s not worth it Vic.

                      I live so far in the country I doubt if I get much!

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      January 30, 2021 at 10:07 PM

                      It almost sounds like a DNS attack of some sort. That’s weird.

                      Rots a ruck!

                      Hell, I could stop reading but, then I’d go out in public and see all the stupid mask zombies. I’d be immediately reminded of how fucked our world is.

                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      January 30, 2021 at 10:13 PM

                      Yea and I read an old complaint to WP with the same problems….and they fixed it. It must be who is working that night.

                      It could always be worse Miss Victoria. I will get a white mask to match my scarf! lol…actually in the cold I don’t mind wearing one.

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      January 31, 2021 at 4:39 PM

                      LOL! Yeah. As cold as it has been, when Ray comes for a walk, I’ve thought to myself that this would be the only reason to wear one.

                      Most of the WP minions are Millennials and Gen Y. They don’t have the same work ethic as we do.

                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      January 31, 2021 at 4:52 PM

                      They won’t do anything on the weekend so I’ll try tomorrow

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      January 31, 2021 at 7:05 PM

                      Tell me how it goes.

                      badfinger20 (Max) said:
                      January 31, 2021 at 8:57 PM

                      I sure will mam

    Dayphoto said:
    January 29, 2021 at 11:19 AM

    Me too! ME TOO! Great photo, My Dear!

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 29, 2021 at 2:58 PM

      Thanks, Mama! Love you! 💜

    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    January 29, 2021 at 2:00 PM

    We have so many of those in our garden during summer. Just the most delicate and beautiful thing.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 29, 2021 at 2:31 PM

      The leaves are bitter greens and aid the gallbladder & digestion. The yellow flowers are edible. The root and leaves can be made into tea. Roasted root tea has a nutty flavor. It’s an herb, not a weed.

      They are pretty babies.

    The Conductor said:
    January 29, 2021 at 4:50 PM

    I never knew anybody thought of them as weeds… they’re perfectly good with me!

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 30, 2021 at 2:41 AM

      My significant other has tried to destroy all of them in the yard. He’d walk by them and point “weeds!” LOL!

        The Conductor said:
        January 30, 2021 at 11:04 AM

        Hm, that’s something! I once had a garden in the backyard, but rather than eliminate the weeds, I was lazy and just let it overgrow… by the time I was moving out you better believe I was hastily cleaning the whole thing up.

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          January 30, 2021 at 2:58 PM

          Ken wanted a perfectly groomed yard. That meant lots of commercial fertilizers & roundup. I wouldn’t dare grow or eat anything from this yard. It is so contaminated.

          Weeds can steal nutrients from food plants but, the dandelions wouldn’t. At least, not much…they are food, too.

          My maternal GM was forever battling Johnson grass & Morning Glories in her gardens.

    bayphotosbydonna said:
    January 29, 2021 at 9:45 PM

    Beautiful! I love the details of a dandelion at this stage. Little fireworks shooting off together!

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 30, 2021 at 3:54 AM

      It does look like little fireworks, doesn’t it. Great description!

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