Treasure In Nature: A Natural Valentine

Mortgage and Lending with SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) NMLS 223495

A Natural Valentine: Mike in Tucson, AZ Mortgage Lender

~ A Natural Valentine ~

Closeup of a Natural Valentine: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

The crystal formation in the granite is what caught my attention, and I was climbing down the rock face to capture a photo of it.  Sunlight glinting off the crystal was visible from my position in the rocks far above.

I made my way carefully down, focused on the line of crystal.

Then I looked down.  There in the granite by my feet I saw the perfect heart shape.  The first photo will give you an idea of the size of the natural formation.  It's a Natural Valentine!

Happy Valentine's Day to you!


I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Arizona Mortgage Lender.

NMLS #223495

SUNSTREET MORTGAGE llc ~ Correspondent Mortgage Bank
Offices (AZ) Mesa, Tucson, Sierra Vista, and Nogales.

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Comments (17)

Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Awesome...your own original valentine from Mother Nature!  It must have been cool finding it!

Feb 14, 2011 02:43 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


It certainly was.  I made a card for my Darlin' with the photo.  Thanks for being the first to comment!

Mike in Tucson

Feb 14, 2011 02:44 AM
Kim McMahon
Executive Realty Group - Skokie, IL

Mike~ Very cool!! Just be careful on those rocks :)

Feb 14, 2011 02:46 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Good Morning Mike, That is pretty cool and just in time for Valentines Day. A great capture.

Feb 14, 2011 02:49 AM
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Forever engraved in stone.  Nice photo sir, glad you shared it with us.

Feb 14, 2011 02:58 AM
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

Now how cool is that! And the timing was perfect ... Happy Valentines day!

Feb 14, 2011 03:00 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Oh my goodness!  I can just picture a cave man chipping that formation out with a sharp rock for his cave sweetie.


Feb 14, 2011 03:28 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


You're a romantic!


Same to you!


It's going to be there long after we're forgotten in the dust of history.


Good morning!  Thanks for commenting.


I am.  That's why you see the hiking stick.  It's a third "leg" for balance.

Mike in Tucson

Feb 14, 2011 03:56 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

The Kalifornia Kid aka "Vegas Bob" would like to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful happy (Valentines Day) ... ;o)

"Happy Valentines Day"

Feb 14, 2011 08:49 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


You never what your going to find, great photo,

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 14, 2011 02:39 PM
marti garaughty - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

WordPress, theme, blog design, graphics, consultant

As always Mike, beautiful work!!!

Feb 14, 2011 03:08 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


Thanks for your kind comment, and also for the Feature!


...and THAT's the truth!

Vegas Bob,

Awww...  Thanks!

Mike in Tucson

Feb 14, 2011 10:25 PM
Pat Laracy Baker
Realty Executives Boston West - Holliston, MA
Pat Baker Dream Home Maker

Hi Mike  I love this   thank you for sharing

Feb 15, 2011 02:50 AM
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

GOOD MORNING MIKE!  Ahh yes ... my daughter would find a way to pour clay or cement in this to make a mold of it!  Very neat! -- G

Feb 16, 2011 12:55 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

How cool is that and leave it to you, the great Romantic, to find it! No wonder your wife is always smiling in her photos!

Feb 17, 2011 06:42 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Mike, What a find on your ventures out on the rocks.  Makes you wonder how that actually formed into the heart available for your viewing for this Valentine's Day.



Feb 21, 2011 02:48 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Doug & Gloria,

Love your Birds Group!

I believe the formation is natural.  Look carefully at the top photo (above my walking stick) and you'll see two overlapping "hearts."




I'd like to see what she would make of it.


You're welcome!  Thanks for stopping by.

Mike in Tucson

Feb 24, 2011 03:04 AM