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Why We Love Arizona: Monsoon Sunset

Monsoon Sunset: Mike in Tucson

We had a spectacular sunset last night, and I woke at 4:00 a.m. to the sound of soft, steady rain on the flat roof of our territorial style home.  Tucson only gets about 12" of rain all year long, so you can understand why we love the Monsoon season.  It begins in July when we've had three consecutive days with a dewpoint higher than 54 (google "dewpoint") and usually ends in mid-September.

Our most spectacular sunsets occur during the monsoon season.


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Comment balloon 19 commentsMike Jones • July 30 2010 07:49AM


Beautiful photo Mike. I lived in Phoenix several years and remember some of those sunsets.

Posted by Bill Wilson (Paradigm AdvantEdge) over 10 years ago

Mike, a beautiful and awesome photo of the sunset.  I love the rain and at times just sit and watch the drops fall...everything just feels fresh and clean after a good rain.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate over 10 years ago

wow, that is really an awesome photo!!! Absolutely stunning!

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 - I love these pictures. Keep your camera going, we all love the results. I also like what your governors is doing. We are working on the same laws here in Tennessee.

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

Wow that is a beautiful sight Mike. We have been getting rain too, which is infrequent and very welcome in our area also.

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) over 10 years ago



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

We had the most spectacular sunset of the year up here last night, Mike.  Nothing quite like a preceding late afternoon shower to bring out that glow.

Posted by Paul Slaybaugh, Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate (Realty Executives) over 10 years ago


I hope you got some photos!




I know it is!  You live in a beautiful area of the country.


Good on you!

Barbara Jo,

You're comment is #20,000 on my blog since I joined in 2007.


Amen to that!


Thanks for being the first to comment.  Isn't our world one of beauty?!

Mike in Tucson

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

Hi Mike - I really like the backlit clouds at sunset. Still waiting for the monsoons to reach Las Vegas. We're feeling a little humidity but not getting any rain.

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 10 years ago

Another great photo from the Mike collection ! -- Have a good weekend.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

Great as usual...as are you!

Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) over 10 years ago

That is really the thing I miss about my home State.  I knew when I would open your blog post that I would get me thinking about home again.  Damn!

Posted by Michael Delaware, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI (North Sky Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

Nothing like the smell of the desert after a good monsoon rain and yup, the sunsets can't be beat!  

Missed the one Paul saw.  :-/


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

Mike - wow, amazing photo. I always appreciate the rain here in SoCal since we can go for so many months without any at all. Thanks for sharing this magnificent sunset,


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Hi Mike, A very stunning photo. I wonder how we could get some monsoon rain here in San Diego. Those sunsets on are my radar for here in SD. I haven't seen any in a while but I am ready when they do show up, :-)

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 10 years ago


Like the song says, "It never rains in Southern California..."  :)


Sorry we missed you on our trip to Carlsbad over the July 4th weekend, and we hope to catch you next time. 


Thanks for stopping by to comment!


You can always come to my blog to see the photos... :)  Something about this State stays in your blood.




Thanks for stopping by.  We wish you two the same!


I'm guessing that you get even less rain than we do.  Thanks for commenting.

Mike in Tucson


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

Wow - absolutely gorgeous.  I was so EXCITED you said we may "use" your photo.  I just want to save it in my folder of Tucson favorites, and pull it out when I need a sunset.  I will save it as Mike Jones - Sunstreet Mortgage LLC Sunset.  Thank you!!!

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) over 10 years ago

Had to come back and take another look.  Very nice composition to your photo.  Magnificent sunset too!

Posted by Michael Delaware, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI (North Sky Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

WOW Mike and I am so sorry I missed this post & Pic, all I can say in breath-taking and featured at one of my favorite groups at AR ...


VB ;-)


Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 10 years ago

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