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The Sky's On Fire

Gates Pass at sunset, a favorite spot in the Tucson Mountains

Sunset at Gates PassLightning storm over the Avra Valley from the vantage point of Gates Pass in the Tucson MountainsSunset this evening found me at one of Tucson's most picturesque spots. 

Gates Pass in the Tucson Mountains is a spectacular place, especially at sunset. 

The city lies far below to the east, and to the west, the Avra Valley extends to the horizon.

Stone buildings and walls fit the landscape.  Access is very easy by car, and the parking lot (off Gates Pass Road) is generous.  I've taken some of my favorite photos from this vantage point. 

It's beautiful.  It's quiet, even when people gather at sunset.  The atmosphere is almost one of reverence.  It's a place I frequent when I want to enjoy the solitude of the desert and the magnificence of God's creation.

The monsoon season brings dramatic cloud structures.  Come visit some night soon.  Bring a camera!

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Comment balloon 14 commentsMike Jones • July 12 2009 01:19AM

Comments

Wow, Mike,

I like that sunset!

It's almost scary.

Like life a fiery explosion.

But, days end so the next one can arrive. Opportunity abounds!

If God can make the end of a day/era so beautiful, think what tomorrow offers.

Bill

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) about 10 years ago

I love that shot. I would love to behold it in person more. I hope all is going well and that you have prospects for a new sunrise.

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Gibbs Realty and Auction Company) about 10 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous!  You have terrific talent with a camera....

 

Posted by Stanton Homes, Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina (Stanton Homes - New Home Builder) about 10 years ago

Mike,

Wow! The colors are amazing, so was your timing! These are Beautiful!

Judy

Posted by Judy Schneider (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Those are incredibly beautiful photos.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) about 10 years ago

Jim,

Thanks!  It's an incredible beautiful place.

Judy,

The monsoon season is my favorite season in Tucson just because of evenings like this.  Thanks for commenting.

Penny,

Thanks for the encouragement!

Laura,

What a blessing to have a new beginning for each new day!  Thank you.

Bill,

If God can make the end of a day/era so beautiful, think what tomorrow offers.

That is so true, espcecially today; 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) ) about 10 years ago

Mike - what beautlful photos!  Just looking at them provides a sort of inner peace that is ours through God's grace.

Glad you had an opportunity to have a little down time.  Sometimes it's the little pauses in life that let us see things more clearly.  Thanks for sharing this little piece of heaven!

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) about 10 years ago

What beautiful photos you take!  You really have an eye and a way with that camera.  They are stunning!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) about 10 years ago

Sharon,

Thanks for the encouragement!  I enjoy taking photos and sharing them with you.

Carol,

Thanks!!

Don't we live in a beautiful world!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

Always a treat.  Very dramatic photo thanks for sharing.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) about 10 years ago

Magnificent! Truly.

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Chartwell Kansas City Realty) about 10 years ago

Mike,

You truly caught the fire in the sky.   Great sunset photos and the first one is simply amazing!   Thanks for sharing.

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Posted by Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR about 10 years ago

Gerry,

I was driving up and over the pass as the sky was catching fire; I probable exceeded the speed limit getting to the parking lot at the pass so I could capture it on "film."  Thanks for commenting.

Maria,

Thanks!  Really.  :)

Terry,

You're most welcome!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

Mike - Your photo is wonderful and we sure have some wonderful sunsets/ sunrises in the southwest!

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) about 10 years ago

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