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The View Looking Back From Thursday

Tuesday night sunset in Tucson

Last Tuesday night.  Too late getting home from the office.  Tuesday was rough.  Three hours in the dentist's chair, phone lines down at the office most of the day, but as the sun faded across the Tucson Mountains, none of that seemed to matter any more.  This was a "weary soul" moment.  (If you've been in the Rain for any length of time, that last will make sense, and you'll be familiar with the name Sally Cheeseman.  If you're new, click the link.)

There's something about the light in the western sky that makes me want to spend another lifetime as an artist, taking lessons from God's paintbrush techniques.  I just had to pull over to the side of the road with flashers going and capture this to share with you. 

Thanks for stopping by; it's always good to see you!


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Comment balloon 35 commentsMike Jones • April 10 2009 02:24AM


Fantastic catch, Mike.  God certainly paints a beautiful canvas for us, doesn't he?

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) almost 12 years ago


Amen to that.  He does it somewhat fancier up there in the Arctic, what with the Northern Lights and all.  Thanks for being the first to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

Mike, Beautiful colors and shot. I too want to come back as an artist so that I can capture such vibrant colors. Have a great Easter Weekend...

Your building consultant for life in Nashville, TN


Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Those little specs of light appear to be homes with families settling in for the evening.  Perhaps dinner time??

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

We are visiting family in North Carolina and its raining here nice to see the sunset.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 12 years ago


The techniques that GOD uses when painting the sky the way HE does is amazing isn't it?

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 12 years ago


I wish I could offer you the same pick-me-up this morning that you've provided the rest of us!

Three hours with the Dentist is bad enough. But, with the phone lines down you probably need the narcotics.

Hope today goes better, mine started well thanks to you. Say hello to Sally for me.


Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) almost 12 years ago


It was a GREAT dentist last Tuesday.  I recommend him without reservation--Dr. John Carson in Tucson.  The phone lines thing drove me to distraction, but it's all up and running, and I had a closing on Thursday and another one today.  It will be a great day, if only I can remember who Sally is...  :)


Yes, HE does some amazing sunsets!


Always glad to oblige.


It was just after 7:00 in the evening here, and those little specs of light are headlights of oncoming cars.  Thus the need for flashers.  I turned off my headlights for the camera shot so I wouldn't pick up the road in front of me.


God bless you and yours this Easter weekend!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

Gorgeous Arizona sunset captured perfectly!  I was in the dentist chair too yesterday.  Oh yes, we're recording today - thank you.........lalalalalala

Posted by Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona (Leolinda Realty) almost 12 years ago

Mike - Another great shot. You could sell this to the masses for some real moeny.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) almost 12 years ago

Stunning photo Mike! What a gorgeous sunset! Made up for the dentist, huh?


Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) almost 12 years ago

WOW! I ahve been taking some nice shots from my back deck lately but this is absolutely SPECTACULAR!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Beautiful shot, Mike.  It looks similar to your blog header.  Those deep reds and yellows are sometimes difficult to capture, but worth it when you do.

Posted by Mike Hendren (Mike Hendren Photography) almost 12 years ago


This absolutley looks like a painting, and the colors are so vibrant and intense. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) almost 12 years ago

Simply Gorgeous!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) almost 12 years ago


Sunrises & sunsets are the parentheses that are more spectacular than what they contain within...!!! Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

wow this is breathtaking, wouldn't it be wonderful to paint using God's hands?? 

Posted by Kate Bourland, Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing (Marketing with Kate) almost 12 years ago

Goregous shot, Mike!  Absolutely gorgeous.  Sometimes nature is just what the doctor ordered.

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) almost 12 years ago


Or, as Ben Franklin would have said, "the God of nature."  Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to comment.  See you on your blog.


Hey, stranger!!  It's good to see you.  I'd like Him to paint using MY hand.  :)


That's deep!  Thanks for commenting.


Vielen dank!


It does, doesn't it?!


That's only the second time in 2009 that I've seen those deep reds.  The orange and yellow are beautiful too, but they're the usual sunset when the sky has clouds.  And pinks.  The deep reds are my favorite.


Gotta love Arizona!


Yes it does!  Thanks for stopping by.


Now there's an idea!  I need to set up an artist's card shop on the internet.


I'm the one to thank YOU!  Thanks!!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

Mike - Those are some brilliant beautiful colors, you sure get some fantastic sunset & sunrises in Arizona.

As soon as I saw the colors of your pic it was ................. featured at:

CLOUDS AT ACTIVERAIN (clouds attached)

Have a great Easter Mike!

Vegas Bob

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz almost 12 years ago

Thanks Mike... the PAWS group is the only group I ever wanted...and people like you who support the group is what really makes it live. It's with wonderful moments you share...that make it all worthwhile ....a day in the life :)

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 12 years ago

Mike - That's just another stunning picture, with wonderful inspirational words partnered with it:-)

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 12 years ago


That's high praise, coming from you.  Thanks so much.


When I'm down, your PAWS group is a retreat from the world.  Thanks for doing such a great job with it!

Vegas Bob,

Thanks for the feature in your group; I appreciate all you do.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago


This shot just takes my breath away! The colors are vibrant..just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) almost 12 years ago



Thanks for coming by to comment. 
This shot was taken five minutes earlier.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

Another great shot, Mike!  And well worth pulling over, engaging the flashers and risk life & limb for the photo!  Thanks for sharing it with us.

Posted by Randy Hooker, Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek (Dreamcatcher Realty / Greater Phoenix Area) almost 12 years ago


Those are very beautiful sunset colors.  I also love the car's headlights contrasting with the mountains in the darkness.  It's like the mountains have eyes and are looking at you.   Thanks for sharing and happy Easter!

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Posted by Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR almost 12 years ago

Another masterful moment, Mike - seems like you might have some sort of pipeline to the guy upstairs for when he's providing spectacular beauty for you to capture.  Happy Easter my friend!

Posted by Kent Simpson, Real Estate Is About People (Realty One Group Mountain Desert) almost 12 years ago

"Your very welcome my friend!"

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz almost 12 years ago


You're a gracious guy.


You're another gracious guy.  All the best.


I really like your take.  "like the mountains have eyes."  Happy Easter!


For you?  Any time!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

Mike absolutely beautiful shot.  I hope the weekend turned out much better than Thursday.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) almost 12 years ago

Another amazing painting by Mother Nature.  Absolutely Gorgeous!!

Posted by Goodbye Active Rain, Out of Real Estate almost 12 years ago

Hi Mike—Viewing photos like these make my heart go, "lub-a-dub!" I appreciate your photograhy of the Arizona desert... always amazing the vibrancy of the colors you have there... of course, thanks to our Creator too! Hope things are looking up for you. Have a terrific weekend!

Posted by Linda Bourgault (lulugraphix-creative photography & fine art) almost 12 years ago

Mike - Now that's a stunning photo! I'm glad you stopped and captured it at the end of your busy day. I've got great sunsets every night here in Florida but the intensity of the colors in your photo are really amazing.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 12 years ago


Some nights are like that.  Not most, though.


God wields a mean paintbrush some nights!  Thanks for commenting.


It's good to see you; thanks for taking the time to comment.


Actually, it did!  Thanks!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

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