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The Monsoons Are Coming Early to Tucson: Fog On the Mountain

Foggy saguaro on the mountain

Saguaros bloom in May in the Tucson desertWhen you think of the desert southwest, clear sunny skies come to mind.  Twice a year, though, our mountains are wreathed with clouds, and the result is striking.

Fog on the mountain?  It happens during the summer monsoons and (sometimes) in our short December rainy season.

May is the month when Saguaro cacti bloom.  The blossom is Arizona's state flower.

The monsoons are coming early this year, they say.  Last week, we had three days of rain in a row.  It's unusual for that to happen in May. 

We'll take every drop!


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Comment balloon 19 commentsMike Jones • May 28 2009 12:20AM


Hey Mike, well I've been away from the Rain for far too long!  I've missed your gorgeous photo's and the networking.  Had Bob Stewart in to teach a class at my office and he's inspired me again to play in the Rain!  I scrolled through your most recent posts, I hope Ginny is feeling better and congrats on your walking!  I love the motivation you've got to keep you going!  Love the flowers on the cactus!  Take care ~S

Posted by Sandy Noll, Real Estate Team From Mill Creek to Mercer Island ((RSVP Real Estate) 425.890.0878) over 11 years ago

Mike, good to see that the picture upload is working again. Really had me frustrated yesterday. I do agree with you that the saguaro cactus bloom is just gorgeous... 

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Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 11 years ago


It's good to see things working like they should once again here on AR.  Thanks for commenting!


Thanks for catching up!  I miss your Mom in the office, and hope they get back soon from North Dakota.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago
Morning Mike, I was going to say that you guys are probably happy to get the rain whenever it comes, but I do know that some of those monsoonal rains can be relentless.
Posted by Dan Callahan (Callahan's Home Inspections) over 11 years ago

ToulaRosebrock,comHi Mike:

What a wild photo with the fog!

I've never seen a catus flowering like that.

Thanks for sharing those photos.

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) over 11 years ago

Who pasted my daisies on your cactus ?  I thought you could send us some sunshine...guess not this week, hmmm ?  Well....it's a good excuse to working and homade soup...don't feel like you should be outside playing....blog on...

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 11 years ago


That's an erry morning!

Fogs and clouds are things of great beauty, but have a strange affect when you're in them. It doesn't seem to matter how you experience them. Boater, pilot, camper, driver or just living on a mountain it doesn't matter they're gorgeous and fascinating to look at but erry to be enveloped in.


Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) over 11 years ago

Mike...  As always what a GREAT shot!  We spent the Holiday weekend up in Williams and the setting was simply beautiful.  On our way back, if there wasn't all the traffic as you come down sunset mountain, the saquaro in bloom was beautiful.

Thanks for sharing!


Posted by Michael and Cheron Lange, Associate Broker, GRI (Solutions Real Estate) over 11 years ago

I bet you will take the rain the summer will be here soon and you will need every drop.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 11 years ago

Great photos sir and you can have some of this rain that is falling around here if you would like.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 11 years ago


Keep the good pics coming!!! Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) over 11 years ago


Wonderful potos! We are actually getting some much needed rain in Texas..we just need more of it! Thanks for sharing!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) over 11 years ago

I have driven across your state several times now. My in laws live in southern California and we drive out instead of fly and stop to see the sights along the way with out kids over the years.  There is nothing more beautiful than the desert after a lot of rain in spring.  I bet it's going to turn beautiful.  Hope you will share some photos.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 11 years ago

Hi Mike: Are you sure you didn't just have your hand over the lens cover? Just kidding.


Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) over 11 years ago


You found me out!  LOL


You can be sure of it!  Call if you drive through Tucson on Interstate 10!


Love the rain!  Thanks for stopping by to comment.


You bet!


We love the monsoon season!


Did you take the train up to the Grand Canyon?  We do that with the grandkids.


When I'm flying, being in the clouds is like being inside a milk bottle.  (I know.  Who remembers milk in a bottle anymore?!)


It's 100 and sunshine today; the rain was last week.  Clouds build on hot monsoon days, though, and in the afternoon we're treated to rolling thunderstorms.


You need to come visit, girl!


We absolutely LOVE the monsoons!

Mike in Tucson

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

Mike- I have never seen a saguaro bloom.  Thanks for the wonderful shot and sharing it with us.

Posted by Kim Peasley-Parker (AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.) over 11 years ago


You're most welcome!  Thanks for spending time on my blog.

Mike in Tucson

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

Hi Mike, I love the "bouquet of flowers" atop the cactus.  There is a lot of beauty in the desert!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 11 years ago


It's our Arizona State Flower!  Thanks for commenting.

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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