The July Moon cut from white, lays on a background of white, just barely visible because of the short nights in summer. Atop the crisp white moon is a large wreath of blooming antlers with birds and butterfly. In each corner are majestic Lions, signifying the Leo of July. The side panels feature Butterflys for the monarch, and the lower panels feature aquatic blossoms and vases of garden cuttings. All of the delights July brings over and over again. This is an 11×14″ print version of the original papercut.
Full Moon names have been used by many cultures to describe the full moon throughout the year. Specifically, Native American tribes used moon phases and cycles to keep track of the seasons by giving a distinctive name to each recurring full moon, including the Flower Moon. The unique full moon names were used to identify the entire month during which each occurred.
Although many Native American tribes gave distinct names to the full moon, the most well known full moon names come from the Algonquin tribes who lived in the area of New England and westward to Lake Superior. The Algonquin tribes had perhaps the greatest effect on the early European settlers in America, and the settlers adopted the Native American habit of naming the full moons.