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Talking Cloud. He was too late for Speechless Sunday or Wordless Wednesday. He chose Silly Saturday Night Post to make his debut, and you're not likely to see him again. We spent only a short time together. He didn't say much, and neither did I. Not a minute or so later, all that was left of him was a puffy white afternoon cloud hanging over my Tucson Mountains. I was fortunate to get the interview, I guess. I waited to see if he would transform into something else, but he never did. Talking Cloud is pleased to meet you! ___________________ (21 comments)
Located near the I-10 freeway on Grant Road is a commercial property presently for sale. It's a meat-packing plant that's been closed for several years. The concrete block wall that surrounds it on three sides is nearly half a mile in length, and the entire wall has been painted with a mural that features cowboys, their cows, and life in the desert southwest. Graffiti is starting to take its toll on the mural, so I spent a morning photographing it. I particularly like this piece of the mural because of the live plant growing in front of the wall. It (18 comments)
Can a Network Poll Make A Difference? - 05/30/09 05:49 AM
Let's get as many Rainers as possible to express their opinion on Brad Andersohn's poll. Click and vote. Mike in Tucson Via Brad Andersohn ~ Community Builder (ActiveRain): Maybe if you vote and reblog this post, we'll find out...
- What's the Easiest and Fastest Way for YOU To Learn? - Is it reading? Is it just listening? By Watching Video? On-Line Webinars? Hands on training Classes? Your ActiveRain Staff and Community Builders want to know?
Please take just one second and vote, thanks. :-) (4 comments)
Here's a little beauty and order in the midst of the turmoil presented by the present real estate market, flooded as it is with bank-owned properties, short sales, and the horde of rude exasperating listing agents (not you--you know the kind I'm talking about.) A Phoenix Rainer was telling me horror stories this evening about such agents. Jesus of Nazareth said "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They toil not, neither do they spin. And yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." This cirrus holds (27 comments)
When you think of the desert southwest, clear sunny skies come to mind. Twice a year, though, our mountains are wreathed with clouds, and the result is striking. Fog on the mountain? It happens during the summer monsoons and (sometimes) in our short December rainy season. May is the month when Saguaro cacti bloom. The blossom is Arizona's state flower. The monsoons are coming early this year, they say. Last week, we had three days of rain in a row. It's unusual for that to happen in May. We'll take every drop! ___________________ I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson, (19 comments)
Edit: It's 10:00 p.m. and I was able to upload a photo! Yay!! I've got some great photos and stories to share from the past week. One in particular... I was walking a desert road on Sunday night, with reflective fabric and a flashlight. There was no moon. If I see ten cars during a six mile walk, it's a lot. Each time a car approaches, I'll step off the road and shine the flashlight backwards toward the approaching car so I don't get waffled. Three miles from home in Tucson Mountain Park, I heard a car approach. As I (43 comments)
Missed Y'All! Ginny's Improved, and I'm Back in the Rain. - 05/17/09 08:08 PM
I've been away for 10 days, and it seems like an eternity. Thanks for all your contacts and comments; Ginny's getting stronger every day, and I've missed each of you and Active Rain. This post is included in the group Active Rain Fit Club and Walking By Faith In The Rain!, because members of these two groups have been particularly encouraging. I've been walking and taking photos. As of this evening, I've walked 46 miles since the beginning of the month, and I'm more fit than I've been in years. Thanks for your encouragement!
Saturday morning a week ago (the (33 comments)
Bond Auction Disappoints; Long Bonds Tank. (What It Means for REALTORS & Buyers) - 05/07/09 05:53 PM
The bond market anticipates future inflation, and demand today for longer term bonds (10 - 30 year) was much less than anticipated. The result? Interest rates, after falling to historic lows this past three weeks, are headed back up. If you're a REALTOR, light a fire under your buyers. If you're a buyer, it's time to jump in. The only thing that I can see pushing bond yields back up (and interest rates down) would be the government stepping in and purchasing bonds. Don't count on it. _____________________________ I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson, AZ Mortgage lender.Call me if I can (20 comments)
My Darlin's under the weather, and I've been spending most of the weekend taking care of her. She's doing better than she had been, and last night, she suggested I take a hike. :) (She's got an ulterior motive. I'll blog about it some time this week. I've got a grid on the fridge to keep track of my walking schedule. My goal is to walk two miles a day. I bought my Darlin' a Pandora's bracelet, and for every 100 miles I walk, she gets a charm for the bracelet. The idea came from our friend Olivia at (41 comments)
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