Did you know that the full moon this month will look extra big because the moon is at its perigee point (the point where the moon comes closest to the Earth in its not-perfectly-circular path around the Earth - someone else can explain it better than I can. Maybe Annie Laurie??) So it is the Very Full Flower Moon!
Our intrepid Firefly Girl astronaut Ann Estelle has just returned from a trip to the moon! This mission was sponsored in part by Dame Cecilia Lilyhill Rennot and her sister Azalea "Mulch" Househob, both avid gardeners here on Earth. It is a little know fact that early moon missions found plants on the moon - they called them "living rocks" but none of them were ever in bloom while astronauts were visiting the moon. So Dame Cecilia and Ms. Househob decided to gather the necessary hardware and support to send a new space ship to the moon to find these plants in flower, which came to be known as the Full Flower Moon Mission. And Ann Estelle was one of the crew members - the youngest person to walk on the moon!
So, while Ann Estelle was unable to document Living Rocks in bloom on the moon, she did discover a new species of gopher. She named it the Rennot Moon Marmot. Enjoy. R.