On January's full moon -- the closest moon to Earth in two years -- we discovered a ringtail in the tree near the Civano neighborhood center. Fortunately, I had my camera nearby, and was able to spend some time with our neighbor. Check out the gallery for all 19 of the photos; here are a few, smaller photos:
Another wonderful reason why I love living in the Sonoran desert.
Simmons B. Buntin is the author of Bloom and Riverfall, collections of poems published by Ireland's Salmon Publishing in 2010 and 2005, respectively.
He is a tall drink of water who edits Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments. He also works at the University of Arizona as a web program manager, and follows New Urbanism and sustainable development. He is in love with his wife and two daughters, as well as the Sonoran desert and what's left of the undeveloped lands of central Florida.