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Inviting Entrance...

Inviting entrance to a southwestern home in Tucson Estates 2, Tucson, AZ

The early morning light illuminating the front door caught my eye on this morning's walk.  The two downlights incorporated into the entrance wall must be beautiful at night, shining soft puddles of light on the cactus and the walkway. 

The arch is mesquite.  The sentinel saguaros have "welcome duty" this morning.

Wouldn't you love to vacation here?


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Comment balloon 31 commentsMike Jones • April 16 2009 08:40AM


Very unique..I agree, I bet it is really nice at night. Thanks for sharing an idea.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 12 years ago

How colorful! Tuscon must be a great place to live.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Very cute entrance.

Posted by Rita Bradley, Valuation Consultant in Orange County California 949-916-3263 almost 12 years ago

The only mesquite we see around here is in coals grilling meat for Mexican restaurants.

That gnarled wood has a lot of character. 


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


I knew you'd like this "gate."


I thought so too!  Thanks for commenting.

Hey, Pat!

Thanks for commenting; it certainly is a great place to live, and to vacation.


Thanks for being the first to comment!  See you on your blog.

Mike in Tucson

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

Mike - That's just another one of your beautiful pictures.  AND, what is "pudding light"???  I know I've asked this before, but what kind of camera is it that you have?

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


You do such a good job as an ambassador for Tucson, keep it up I am looking for a place to visit.

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

Hi Mike,

We have been busy with company and i missed a couple of blogs - trying to catch up with you.

Nice entry - is that one forsale or just a nice photo?  I hope your dentist fixed you up.  When's that vaction?


Posted by Kathie Morgan almost 12 years ago


We're leaving for Oklahoma to work cattle tomorrow, and will be back in Tucson on Monday the 27th.  This lovely home is not for sale or rent (that I know of.)  And John Carson, DDS is fantastic.  I should write a post about what a great dentist he is.


Come on down!


The camera is a Panasonic Lumix ($200 or so at Costco.)  The word I used was puddling, and I went back and edited the text of the post to make it a little clearer.  Thanks for commenting.

Mike in Tucson

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

wonderful entrance and thanks for sharing the photo. Such beauty in so many area of this great land we live in!

Posted by Debra Cernick (DeShazer Ryan Realty) almost 12 years ago

Nice shot, Mike, and what a great entrance!  A lot of thought went in to that one.  I really like the adobe architecture of your area.

Have fun in Oklahoma.  I grew up out in the panhandle and my "Daddy" still lives in Woodward.

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

GOOD AFTERNOON MIKE!  This is my #1 pick of your photos!  Stunning!  The colors look like the gelato at Frost!  -- Gab

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Hi Mike...I said to myself, I want to look at a nice picture and so I clicked on your blog.  I got what I wanted.


Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) almost 12 years ago

Mike - what a beautiful entrance! It's so typical of your area of the country. I like when the architecture suits the area.

Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) almost 12 years ago

Love the color of Tucson.  Everything there is RIGHT.

Posted by Sally Dunbar, Fair Oaks Realtor - Fair Oaks Homes for Sale (Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks CA (Sacramento Area)) almost 12 years ago

I do like the look of your area but I still wonder how you handle the heat of the summer.

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

Very, very interesting entrance.  Beautiful cactus.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate almost 12 years ago

Wow!  That whole yard looks gorgeous.  You'll have to treat us to an evening photo, so we can see it with the lights. 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) almost 12 years ago


Tucson is on my short list of places to visit...!!! Thanks,   Fran

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

Mike That is really inviting.  Visiting your blog has certainly helped me to have a greater appreciation of desert plant life.  Thank you, and keep them coming.

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

Mike - What a wonderful photo.  The colors almost look unreal.  Thanks for sharing.  Hope you'll take a look at it at night and maybe get a photo for us.

Posted by Marlene Bridges, Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate (Village Real Estate Services, Inc.) almost 12 years ago


The saguaros look washed out in the early morning light, don't they?  The shot may be a little overexposed, but I wanted the entrance door to come out of the shadows.  I love the gnarled mesquite arch.  We're leaving in the morning for a cattle roundup in Caddo, OK.  When I get back, I'll try to get an evening photo.


Thanks for subscribing; I enjoy your blog too!


I look forward to your visit!


In ten days or so; we're off on holiday, as my Canadian friend says.  :)


Thanks for visiting!


I look at it this way:  you spend three months indoors because it's too cold.  We do the same in the summer because its too hot.  In the evenings, though, the desert cools, and we come out of our cool caves to enjoy the bug-free evenings after the sun goes down.  It grows on you.


Sounds like you need to visit!


The colors, the architecture, the plantings all say "desert southwest."  Congrats on moving past the 500K mark in the Rain!


You come back any time!  I sure appreciate the encouragement.


Now that you say so, it does look like gelato from Frost!


Thanks!  Whoopee-ti-yi-yo!


You'll need to sign your name so we know what to properly call you.  LOL  Thanks for commenting.

Mike in Tucson

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

"Vacation?" What's that.... the time spent waiting for the blog post to load?

LOL on "your majesty" comment.

Posted by Ann Heitland, Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales (Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties) almost 12 years ago

Mike, Loved the photo. The desert southwest is really a neat place and I love to visit. Plan to vacation there early next year... 

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


Cool beans!



Mike in Tucson

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

Hi Mike—It's incredible the architectural design that's achieved in adobe... one of my favorite building materials. The zeroscaping at the entry and throughout this yard is beautiful... my kind of place. Morning walks and the things we discover on the way is an extra benenfit I couldn't do without. My mom grew up on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma. Hope you have a great trip - Thanks!

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

Very cool. I like the stark beauty of the desert look and the surprisingly brightly colored plants that accent the entrance!

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

I enjoyed the cartoon above, but you know I'm drawn to and addicted to your local photos  Karen

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) almost 12 years ago


Thanks for your kind comments!


We enjoy the diversity of plantings in our neighborhood; this is one of my very favorite entrances.


We're having a ball!  Thanks for stopping by to comment.

Mike in Tucson

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

Mike - wow - that is a very interesting and inviting entrance.  Gives you an idea about the rest of the house.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) over 11 years ago

Great photo Mike...just amkes us be thankful for living here all the more!

Posted by Tucson Real Estate Experts Anne McKechnie, Previews Property Specialist (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 11 years ago

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