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Twilight in Tucson, Arizona

August monsoon evening in Tucson, AZ

My friend Jim Hogan is a performer and songwriter, in addition to being the owner (along with Esther) of the Hogan School of Real Estate.  He wrote a song in close harmony called "Twilight in Tucson."

I think this must have been what he had in mind when he wrote that song.  If I could find a rendition on YouTube, I would have embedded it here for you.

Have a great night!


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Mike Jones (Tucson Mortgage Company, LLC): Loan Officer in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
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Comment balloon 32 commentsMike Jones • August 30 2009 11:28PM


Mike - I really like this photo, the colors are great and it almost looks like an atomic bomb.


Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 11 years ago

Vegas Bob,

Thanks for being the first to comment.  We have some spectacular cloud formations during the monsoons.

Mike in Tucson

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

You could make me want to live in Tucson just from your photos alone! You are capturing such beauty!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 11 years ago

That is certainly a breath taking view. Margaret's right it makes me want to be there.

Posted by Suesan Jenifer Therriault, "Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own". (JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team) over 11 years ago

Mike, I also like this photo, great shot!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 11 years ago

Mike, You certainly live in a beautiful part of the country. I look forward towards seeing your photos...

Helping you live your American dream...

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

Beautiful, Mike!  Beautiful!  If I were playing the 'name that cloud' game I'd have to say it looks like a jet coming in for a landing.  :)

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) over 11 years ago


Michael, only covered part of the subject. You certainly see the beauty that surrounds us all! After two decades in Las Vegas I find that most people only see the stark desert. Never experienced the kaleidoscope that is the desert or the cornucopia of flora and faun.

Thanks for bighting our mornings.


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


Fantastic shot. Very unusual cloud formation and the color is unique.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 11 years ago


It is always great to see your photos.  They well convey your love of the desert!

Posted by Mike Jaquish, 919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate (Realty Arts) over 11 years ago

Another beautiful shot, Mike!  You are certainly very talented with that camera!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 11 years ago

You do always bring the color out and have a great landscape that allows for your job to be just that much easier.

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Gibbs Realty and Auction Company) over 11 years ago

Neat clouds, looks like a big ole jet airliner... carrying me too far away!!!

Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) over 11 years ago

One day, you might put a compilation of your best photos on line. This is another good one.


Posted by Patrick Randles (Nova Home Loans) over 11 years ago

Nice photo.  You should do a compilation sometime.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 11 years ago

Hi Mike: You are a talented photographer - thanks for sharing with us.


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

Nicely done, Mike!  Just looking at that photo makes me relax.


Posted by Mike Hendren (Mike Hendren Photography) over 11 years ago

Mike--Clouds make such pretty subjects for photos...beautiful!

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 11 years ago

Mike that's a beautiful picture. You know everyone sees something different when they look at cloud formations. Some see faces, a dog, their Aunt Jean, you know what I mean? To me the clouds in this picture remind me of the space ships in the original "War of the Worlds" from the early 1950's. I know it sounds crazy but that's what I see.

Posted by Michael Rohde (Sunstreet Mortgage LLC. Licensed Mortgage Professional) over 11 years ago


I like your view the best so far!


Don't they?!


That's the idea!  Thanks for stopping by.


Thanks for the kind words.


I'm working on it.


Check out my album on FB.


Sounds like you need an AZ vacation!


Ya think?!  :)


I'm blessed to live in Tucson!


It's good to see you.  What happened to the top of your head?  :)


Thanks!  The colors here change by the second at or around sunset.


You're welcome!  Thanks for being a regular here on my tucson blog.


"...leaving on a jet plane...  Don't know when I'll be back again..."



Tony & Darcy,

Thanks for saying so!


It's time for a vacation!  Come on out!


It's a wonderful part of the world.  Now if only the Inner Harbor were closer...

Mike in Tucson

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

I agree with Carol it does look like a plane. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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

Hi Mike, great shot.  Desert air provide wonderful sunrises and sunsets and an occasional spectacular nighttime lightning storm.

Posted by Bill Ladewig, Experience Is Your Advantage (LoanOfficerSchool.com) over 11 years ago

I love Tuscan and those glorius sunsets...very beautiful... like being there! thanks

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) over 11 years ago

HELLO MIKE!  I see a dolphin splashing and getting ready to jump back into that beautiful purple blue "ocean" in the sky.  Ok ... back to reality - it really shows the terrific colors in the Tucson skies! -- Gabrielle

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Great picture, Mike.  This is exactly what L.A. looks like at sunset with the fires.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 11 years ago

Love the colors and the photo! I see a mouse with a long nose. ;-)

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing over 11 years ago

Hi Mike - What a cool looking cloud! Makes me think of a tornado or a whale. I think I'm going to spend this weekend doing some serious cloud watching. ;-)

Posted by Karen Cooper, Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States (Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas) over 11 years ago

Beautiful shot... as always. 

Posted by John Morgan over 11 years ago

this cloud formation is called a whisk cloud. it's abt 77 degree in this picture i would predict. Send this in.....it's a very rare photo and is worth $49 at auction blown up to 3 feet by 4 feet.

Posted by ed over 11 years ago


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Thanks for stopping by, little brother!

Rainers all,

Thanks for commenting; I'll see you on your blogs.

Mike in Tucson

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

Absolutely beautiful colors in this composition Mike, that blue tone in the mountains doesn't look real! I've seen this here in GA too!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch over 11 years ago


Purple mountains majesty...

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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