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Christmas Eve in Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson, AZ

Golden Gate Mountain: Mike in Tucson, mortgage lender

~ December Morning After Rain ~

Golden Gate Mountain in Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson, AZ

December rains set in motion everything the desert needs for a spectacular Spring wildflower show.  Nowhere else in these United States have I seen such an expression of joy at the arrival of the rain.  We love when it rains.

The combination of rain on the desert floor, early morning sunshine and cool temperatures in the 50s set the stage for the photo above, on the perimeter of our little community, Tucson Estates II

Of course, we sometimes (not very often) do get snow if cold temps push their way this far south.  The snow may last for a long time ~ perhaps several hours ~ before the desert sun melts it away.  :)

December snow in Tucson: Mike in Tucson, mortgtage lender

~ Saguaro Sentinel with Snow ~

Pusch Ridge in the Catalina Mountains, Oro Valley, AZ


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Comment balloon 25 commentsMike Jones • December 24 2010 02:15PM


HI MIKE!  Merry Christmas to you and your Darlin' ... wishing you all the best! -- Gabrielle

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Wow - a couple of amazing desert photos. I used to think the desert was ugly, but have learned my lesson as I've seen pictures like these.

Posted by Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder (The DiGiorgio Group) almost 10 years ago

I like when the clouds dip below the mountain tops. We're just now drying out after three days of rain in the valley and lots of snow at Mount Charleston. Merry Christmas, Mike!

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

Great pictures, Mike, always nice to see how the different parts of the country look. Merry Christmas to you.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 10 years ago

WOW Mike in that top photo is that Santa I see in the clouds? He's in Vegas now ... ;)

Merry Christmas...

Vegas Bob

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz almost 10 years ago

Mike, just stopped by to wish you a Merry Christmas!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 10 years ago


Such stark beauty never fails to amaze me.

Thank you.


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

Mike, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Wishing you a prosperous and healthy 2011.  I know you've been a good boy  this year so I'm sure that Santa is coming to your house tonight!

Judi in Extreme Southeast Oklahoma

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 10 years ago

Every scene from the desert is a work of art.

I love that snow scene.  Not the type we're used to. 

I do recall when in Phoenix some time ago, the area around Phoenix was in the 80s, but just 40 miles to higher ground, there was a couple inches of show.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Good afternoon Mike,

As always two nice photos of the desert.  Merry Christmas to you and the little lady.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 10 years ago

Merry Christmas Mike!  What a beautiful photo!  :)


Posted by Michael and Cheron Lange, Associate Broker, GRI (Solutions Real Estate) almost 10 years ago


Same to you and yours!  Merry Christmas!


I hope this year was good to you and yours.  Merry Christmas!


Thanks for stopping by.  I knew you'd like the Desert Sentinel in the snow.


Merry Christmas to you and yours!  I'm going to bed early so I don't surprise Santa.


You're welcome!  Thanks for stopping by.


Thanks!  Merry Christmas!


Back at'cha!


You, too!


I hope you dry out for Santa!


Its beauty grows on you.


Same to you from both of us!

Mike in Tucson

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

Howdy and evening to you Mike

Mike, those sure are two mighty fine looking photos, you took to share with folks.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Have a Good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) almost 10 years ago

Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year - may good health and good business be yours and your darlin'.

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

Hi Mike~  Is that cactus your Christmas tree? ( just kidding) We are having a white christmas as we speak! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) almost 10 years ago

Had to smile at the idea of snow taking a long time to go away - several hours. I just love a comedian!

Pretty envious right now. Love your part of the world and although I really like Iowa there are days when I wonder what I was thinking... (Today being one of them - I'm one of those people who thinks a White Christmas is highly over-rated!:-)

Posted by Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices (Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268) almost 10 years ago

Wow, those photos make me feel as if I am right there with you.  Wanted to stop by and wish you a very merry Christmas.  May your holidays have plenty of smiles, and your new year hole many small miracles. j 

Posted by Kate Bourland, Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing (Marketing with Kate) almost 10 years ago

AWESOME pictures as always.. Thanks for sharing... Merry Chirstmas to you and your family

Posted by Donna Paul, Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast) almost 10 years ago


You are so good at showing the beautiful side of the desert. And, these photos are no exception.


Posted by Claudette Millette, Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass (The Buyers' Counsel) almost 10 years ago


A lot of life is in the chosen perspective, isn't it?  I love to share Tucson with you and my other readers.  Merry Christmas!


You're welcome!  Merry Christmas!


Thank you so much!  Merry Christmas!


I smiled when I wrote that.  :)  Enjoy your white Christmas.


I'm glad you're seeing snow!  Merry Christmas!

Bob & Carolin,

Thanks for stopping by to comment.  You've been an encouragement in this year, and I appreciate you.


Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Mike in Tucson

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

Mike....nice shot...it's snowing here in Tennessee. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) almost 10 years ago

Hi Mike,  I always know there is a visual treat waiting for me in your posts.  Best of the New Year to you !

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) almost 10 years ago

Both of those photos are nice, but the snow always makes the mountains look so beautiful.  

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

Once again the man with the camera says so much with a few words and a couple of stunning pictures!  Mike - hope you had a great holiday and look forward to working with you in 2011!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) almost 10 years ago

It has been so long since I have seen any mountains! Thanks for sharing these awesome photos!

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) almost 10 years ago

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