I called this post ‘Moon Landings’ because as I stood here delighting in my cutting patch, I was amazed at how many spaceships zoomed in and hovered over. If you look closely near the top left of the next picture, you might just see a UFO.
Now like all UFO sightings, the image is blurry, and you have to zoom in.
Is it another Marmalade Hoverfly, Clare? The stripes look a bit different this time, and he’s got his landing legs up this time (you can see my Beginner’s Luck photo of a Marmalade Hoverfly in Minibeasts).
On this planet, the grass is purple and the trees are yellow.
There are coiled ferns, stuck to rocks.
The flowers are furry, and there are plants with only two leaves.
Zinnias provide a nice firm landing site for space-buggies because look how deliciously chunky their stems are! I think this is a pod in a space metropolis.
There is life here. I would like to say I left them be, but I didn’t. I squashed them to a green paste, which was just a little bit delicious.
This moon-buggy’s paintwork got damaged in a meteor shower on the way here.
On a neighbouring planet, there were these curious tubules. I was careful not to slip down into one.
They seem to have an alternative to plastic, here. A biodegradeable, translucent, protective skin over the new tubules:
It seems to be a transmitter. We can’t decode the signals.
This is one of the suns. It’s pink.
The glare from the pink sun is blinding.
But the sunset is beautiful.
Note the glistening surface on this moon-dusted meteoroid.
Oh, hang on, it’s that UFO scout again.
There’s another! There’s a whole fleet of them!
Nice manoeuvre. Could it be that this species has superior technology to us?
Let’s get out of here. We need to dodge these rings of ice and rock.
We may have been spotted.
Gah! He looks like a death-eater. Avoid him.
Some distant stars and another UFO.
The stars are a paler blue than the sky in this galaxy.
Wait. It may be a shape-shifter, disguised as a star. Here it is mid-transformation. Stunning sparkles. Scary spikes.
It’s coming closer.
Mission Control, are you there?
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