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February Sunset in The Old Pueblo, Tucson, AZ

Sunset from Lone Star Drive, Tucson Estates 2, in the Tucson Mountains

I haven't been blogging for nearly a week, and I have to say, I miss the Rain.  My camera hasn't had a break, though.  This evening, driving home from the third closing in as many days, (yay!!) I was singing as I came up the Ajo pass on my way home.  Do you ever do that?  Just break into song because your heart is happy?

Driving up the Ajo pass toward Kinney Road, I could see that the western horizon was clear, although the sky above was cloudy.  In Tucson, this is the stuff of magical sunsets.  The setting sun's rays sneak up under the clouds, and the sky turns to fire! 

I called my Darlin' to say that I'd be home half an hour late.  I had to capture the setting sun.

This was my favorite.  I'll share more during the week.  (And have you been listening to the Golf Channel or ESPN?  Tiger Woods is in town.)  Come visit!

I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson, AZ Mortgage lender.
Mike Jones (Tucson Mortgage Company, LLC): Loan Officer in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
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Comment balloon 40 commentsMike Jones • February 23 2009 11:05PM

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Absolutely beautiful Mike!  I love the colors and especially the depth of your soul within that snap of the picture. Thank you very much.

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago

Yes, my heart sings with happiness, too, when I have three closings in three days.   Great photo, Mike!

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Mike,

I reutter Sally! Absolutely beautiful...!!! Boy, were you in the right place at the right time...!!! :)  Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Fran,

My vantage point was just up the street from my house.  Thanks for commenting!

Margaret,

Three refi's; two primary residences and one non-owner occupied!

Sally,

Thanks for being the first to comment.  I still have to come visit Hawaii.

Mike in Tucson

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

Mike, that is just an amazing photo, just gorgeous.

              ~ Life is Good

Posted by Roy A. Peterson, P.R.E.I. (Domicile Analysis of Texas) over 11 years ago

Beautiful Mike! I bet you've been busy with all the refi work too.....oh now I just read the comments so I KNOW you have been.

Posted by Mandi Perkins (Pioneer Title Agency) over 11 years ago

Mandi,

Yes I have!  And the phone has been ringing with referrals from AR members in Arizona.  We have purchases in the works.  I need some more chocolate...

Roy,

Life really is good!  I always smile when I see your smiling face on my blog.

Mike in Tucson

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

W O W !

Breathtaking Photo Mike ! ... in fact I have stopped breathing ... glad that photo was the last thing I saw ...

Gorgeous shot !

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) over 11 years ago

Sheldon,

It's okay to breathe again.  In... out...  in...  out...  :)

Mike in Tucson

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

Beautiful photo, Mike.  I love that gorgeous southwest sky.

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) over 11 years ago

Mike,

Thank you for taking the time to capture and share this beautiful magical sunset.

Gerry's AR signature

Posted by Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR over 11 years ago

Mike, Great photo...

Your building consultant for life in the Fairview, TN area ~ Michael

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

Mike- this is one of the things I like best about Arizona, the openness and the sunsets.  You always capture them so well......love the picture.

Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) over 11 years ago

Beautiful photo!!  And I always enjoy hearing about some "old familiar places".  :-)

Posted by Cheryl Johnson over 11 years ago

Mike-That is simply an amazing picture, Thanks for sharing

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) over 11 years ago

Oh man...I just love Western Sunsets. They are similar in West Texas and someone told me that in part it's due to the dust in the air. Whatever, small price to pay! Great shot Mike!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Spectacular colors and photo Mike, although as you can imagine it was somewhat distracting for me! XXOO

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

Mike you make a good case to move to Arizona it is beautiful.

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

ToulaRosebrock.comHi Mike:

Awesome photo!

Yes, I'll be watching for Tiger this week....have fun!

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) over 11 years ago

WOW! is right.  That one is a show stopper.

Got it.

 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Mike,

This is worth the wait! What a wonderful photo!!! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) over 11 years ago

Sunset in Arizona

 

 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Wow!

I wake up late and I'm twenty-fourth to express that feeling. Mike, your photos are a great way to start the morning!

Thank You,

Bill

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

You really can't imagine how much that picture warms up a cold day. I'm tired of winter now. We've had an unusually cold February for Tennessee, and I'm ready for summer. Keep up the good work with the camera.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) over 11 years ago

Larry,

Spring's coming!  Hang in there.

Bill,

You're so welcome!

Lenn,

I sure appreciate your artwork; keep it coming!

Dorie,

Thanks!  You're welcome.

Lenn,

Ditto my earlier remark.  You're a woman of action!

Toula,

Our son is flying home this morning to LBI after a week in the desert.  He wasn't too happy about today's forecast for your area.

Terry,

Now if I can get you to act on that thought...  :)

Susie,

Our saguaro cacti are the predominant tree of the Arizona Sonoran Desert.  You need to bring a camera to AZ!

Russell,

The sky is just spectacular at times.  Thanks for commenting.

Joe,

God painted the sky; I just clicked the shutter.

CJ,

I can't believe you don't find time to come on out!  We're just a hop, skip & a jump away!

Kathy,

It's always good to see you on my blog; thanks for commenting.

Michael,

Thanks!!

Gerry,

You, my friend, are welcome!

Jesse,

Winter's almost over, you two haven't flown south for a visit.  Come on down!

Mike in Tucson

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

Mike, the sky looks like a lava flow.  That is an amazing photo!

Posted by Goodbye Active Rain, Out of Real Estate over 11 years ago

Mike - You live in a fantasyland, there's no question about that!  I think this is your most stunning picture yet!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 11 years ago

If I had three closings in one week, my heart would be singing and my feet would be dancing!  That would make any agent break out in song.  That sunset would too.  Simply beautiful.

Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) over 11 years ago

Donna,

Thanks.

Myrl,

I really like the structure in the cloud above the saguaro.  I appreciate the encouragement.

Tony,

It does, doesn't it?  "Lava flow " would have made a good title.

Mike in Tucson

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

Wow, that's really beautiful.  The Saguaro in there really makes the photo!

Posted by April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate over 11 years ago

Howdy there Mile

That there sure is one fine sunset to ride off in to, my friend. You sure do always give us some of the very best photo, ganter at. Got to tell I sure do miss getten to ride out to set ganter that kind of a sunset.

Home Inspector

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 11 years ago

Great shot Mike - That one should be on a marketing piece for Arizona.  If I haden't seen those skys myself, I wouldn't believe it! 

Posted by John Morgan over 11 years ago

Mike - Extraordinary.  Congrats on a great week and for taking the time to sing and savor the moment.

Posted by Marlene Bridges, Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate (Village Real Estate Services, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Marlene,

Thanks!  This one's shaping up pretty well, too.

JD,

It's good to see you on my blog.  Things are picking up out here.  Love to Kathie.

Dale,

Thanks for stoppin' by!  It's always good to see you.  Will you participate in any SAS shoots here in Arizona?  Just a thought...

April,

Saguaros are my favorite.  They spice up any photo!

Mike in Tucson

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

Howdy there Mike, my friend

Will reckon that could possibility happen, seen that I may just be haven some free time in the future. Ya see I've just about made up my mind to leave the AR community. Looken at setten up my own server , for my blogging site and Website running from it. I'll let ya know.

Home Inspector

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 11 years ago

Oh man!  I didn't see this before I commented on the other one!!  You do have a knack for the right place at the right time...  :)    Beauteous! 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 11 years ago

Doreen,

Thanks for the encouragement.  I was walking in my own neighborhood--Tucson Estates II in the Tucson Mountains. 

Mike in Tucson

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

Mike,

The photo is outstanding - I'll always remember you and John doing your photo shoot at Gates Pass capturing so many wonderful memories.  

Yes, I often break out in song - so does Millie as you know.  Love Ya, Kathie

 

Posted by KATHIE MORGAN over 11 years ago

Mike - Absolutely Beautiful shot! My mom lives in New Mexico and I have seen sunsets like this on the desert before and am always mystified by them. It just makes you stop in your tracks when you see it. Nice job!

Posted by Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Christie's International Real Estate ) over 11 years ago

Mike,

I think that is the richest, purest red I've ever seen in a sunset. WOW! :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 11 years ago

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