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Tucson Mountains in May: Warm, Beautiful & Inviting

Mike in Tucson: Mortgage: Desert Cactus

The Tucson Mountains in May: Warm, beautiful and inviting

I stopped in Gates Pass on the way home last night to watch the setting sun paint the sky, and thought to myself "What a beautiful corner of the world this is!"

You can tell from my blog that this is so, but sometime soon you'll want to come visit and see this for yourself.

I wish you warmth and beauty in your life, and extend a heartfelt invitation to come visit Tucson.


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Comment balloon 12 commentsMike Jones • May 15 2010 10:49AM


Beautiful picture you have done a great job of capturing the beauty. Tucson does look like a beautiful place to visit.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) over 10 years ago

Your photo of the flower is beautiful. I would love to be able to visit your Mountains.

Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) over 10 years ago

Intoxicating. How better can the south west be explained?

Posted by Kate Kate over 10 years ago


It's fascinating to me how we tend to take things for granted. When I lived in Washington DC, I used to drive by the Capitol Building every morning on my way to work and upon my return home from work at the end of every day, for 7 years. Looking back, I remember how majestic the building was as you neared it from the 14th street bridge in the morning, and how breath-taking it was seeing it lit up in all it's glory at night when I returned home.

For a couple years I was awe-inspired and continued to feel a deep sense of pride in the monuments in DC. By the end of the 7th year, I realized that I hadn't even looked at the buildings or seen any of the monuments for several years.

How Tragic!

Living in the most powerful city in the world and allowing myself to take for granted all of the symbols of freedom that surrounded me on a day to day basis. I got caught up in the minutia, the proverbial "grind" of DC life, and forgot, essentially, where I was.

I'm writing this because you're post has struck a cord with me. Living here in Scottsdale, AZ and, being only a few hours from where this picture was taken, I realize that I'm surrounded by this here in AZ every single day!

Thanks for reminding me to pause and take a look around. It's easy to just "go go go go" with out appreciating the little things, which, in essense, aren't really that little considering the beauty of it all.

Have a great weekend Mike


Posted by Steve Bowen (Taglierre Partners, LLC / Bowen Investments, Co.) over 10 years ago


Thanks! I needed this.


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


You're welcome!  Thanks for stopping by.


WELCOME to Active Rain! Thanks for your comment; that's a beautiful photo of the Capitol Building.


Yes it is!  Thanks for saying so.


We're only a plane ticket away!  C'mon down!


It certainly is; 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) ) over 10 years ago

The flower on the cactus is just breathtaking.  Its hard to believe that they can produce something so beautiful.

Posted by Diane Williams over 10 years ago

Sooo pretty!  King of the right place at the right time!  Is that a cholla? 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 10 years ago

@ Steve Bowen, That comment would make an excellent post!!  The photo of the White House is awesome! 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 10 years ago

Mike, what a beautiful photo of the cactus.  Those lovely blooms are making up for all the thorns.

Posted by Marlene Hoffman - Naples Beach Condos (Downing-Frye Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Mike - that your desert can grow such beautiful flowers......I had no idea! thanks for sharing!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 10 years ago

Mike - this is a beautiful flower. It amazes me that such a brutal environment can have beautiful flowers.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) over 10 years ago

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