Spectacular Saturday Night in the Desert!

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A cold front rolled in a dust storm today.  Dust storms make for fantastic sunsets!

You can't see the mountains in the distance, but they're there!  A cold front blew in this afternoon, and the strong winds that came along with it whipped up a rolling dust storm across the desert.  I live in the little community of Tucson Estates II, on the west flank of the Tucson Mountains.  Our little community is just three or four miles from the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum--one of the ten best Zoos in the world.  That's where I was at 4:15 p.m. when I took this picture.

Dust in the air makes for some fantastic sunsets, so we drove to the pass that connects Tucson with the west flank of the Tucson Mountains.  It's called Gates Pass, and it's a terrific place to watch the sun set.  I took this picture at 5:45 p.m. from the road just below Gates Pass.

Sunset in the Tucson Mountains near the little community of Tucson Estates II

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Wow is right! Very nice Mike! ;-)

Pepper

Dec 13, 2008 03:35 PM #2
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Teri,

Thanks, Lady in Red!

Debe,

It's utterly beautiful!  The photos are definitely real. 

 Here's another, taken within minutes before the photo above in the post.

Mike in Tucson

Dec 13, 2008 04:09 PM #3
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Doreen McPherson
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Oh man!  Those sunset photos are Arizona Highways photos.  It's so nice to be able to get such great shots. 

Dec 13, 2008 04:43 PM #4
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very nice images Mike, i hope  all is well with you and yours. =0)

 

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Dec 13, 2008 05:02 PM #5
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Mike, Cool Post... I was not able to get to Tucson on one of my last visits to the Phoenix area. Maybe next time. I really like the desert Southwest area...

Merry Christmas...

Dec 13, 2008 07:04 PM #6
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Mike,

My friend you always do a great localism post with some awesome pictures.  I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.

Dec 13, 2008 11:53 PM #7
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Beautiful!!  Awesome!!

Dec 13, 2008 11:58 PM #8
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Beautiful colors Mike. Spectacular actually!

Dec 14, 2008 01:21 AM #9
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Those are gorgeous photos of the Arizona desert Mike. Beautiful.

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Dec 14, 2008 02:45 AM #10
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Spectacular sunset photo. It almost makes me want to pack up and move.

Dec 14, 2008 10:12 AM #11
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Terry,

We'll be glad to welcome you when you do!

Roy,

Your sunset in El Paso must have been just as beautiful, no es verdad?

Susie,

It'll make the front of one of my greeting cards!

CJ,

Thanks for stopping by to comment.  I'll bet it was beautiful down in your neck of the woods by Elephant Butte!

Don,

Thanks, my friend!

Michael,

Merry Christmas back at'cha!

Chris the Implementer,

It's good to see you.  We had a great weekend, and I'm pumped about the week to come.

Doreen,

It's just lovely!  Thanks for commenting.

Mike in Tucson

Dec 14, 2008 01:07 PM #12
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Nice pics Mike...... The desert is os beautiful isn't it

Dec 14, 2008 06:34 PM #13
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Mike: I passed through your beautiful town this past week en route to Mexico. Next time, you, Kent and I should have a sit down!

Dec 15, 2008 02:17 PM #14
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Chuck,

I can't believe you didn't do that this time!  LOL

Anne,

It certainly is.  Thanks for stopping by to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Dec 15, 2008 02:19 PM #15
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Hi Mike...Your photos are wonderful.  You have so many.  Thankfully you keep your camera close to your side.

I can see the mountain on the left side of the top photo.  It is faint but definitely there.

Kate

Dec 15, 2008 02:35 PM #16
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Mike, what incredible pictures.  In that first picture everything is so green which is like our area but that is the only thing that would be the same.  Truly beautiful!!

Dec 15, 2008 03:24 PM #17
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Your sunset picture is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. SIMPLY AMAZING!! Our God sure knows how to show off. ~GBU~

Dec 17, 2008 01:48 AM #18
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Mike - Who knew that a desert could yield such beauty. Fabulous pictures - I think you could sell the sunset - perhaps if the mortgage business gets any worse you could use photography as your next career.

Dec 17, 2008 01:56 AM #19
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I took this picture at 5:45 p.m. from the road just below Gates Pass.

Simply spectacular!

Dec 20, 2008 03:41 AM #20
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Bruce,

Thanks!

Judy,

See the very end of my post for 12/20/2008!

Elizabeth,

I think God had a particular affinity for the desert southwest, and it still shows!  Thanks!

Marchel,

Thanks for saying so.

Kate,

If I had to forget something, I'd forget my wallet before my camera.

Mike in Tucson

Dec 20, 2008 10:34 AM #21
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