Wednesday, April 30, 2014

2801 East Helen Street



The theme here is sunflowers. There's also a sunflower sign by the front door (the photo is fuzzy because I set the camera to zoom in while I was standing on the street):


I snapped the photos on June 12th.

Monday, April 28, 2014

2802 East Drachman Street

Here's the scene: a white mailbox surrounded by flowers and cactus:


The box has handpainted flowers:


The west side is faded, probably by strong sun:


I stopped by on June 12th.

Friday, April 25, 2014

2926 East Glenn Street


This home, which I spotted on June 12th, has a fun entrance with something you don't see much of in Tucson anymore: a mailbox by the door (rather than at the curb).

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2619 North Tucson Boulevard


My guess is that the critter on the scroll is a coyote — after looking at Comparing Wolves and Coyotes (from the California Wolf Center). Whatever it is, it sets off the galvanized mailbox.

The photo is from May 27th, 2013.

Monday, April 21, 2014

1721 South 4th Avenue


Though I usually don't show saguaro-shaped mailboxes, this one is worth an exception! Gregg Townsend spotted it along the route for Cyclovia on April 6th.

The “arms” are covered with... spark plugs. A search with Bing tells that, naturally enough, you'd take your vehicle here for service. The business is Arizona Radiator and Muffler Service.

Thanks for the prickly art, folks. And thanks too, Gregg, for taking the time to get off of your bike and snap some photos!

Friday, April 18, 2014

2925 East Glenn Street


This green mailbox isn't especially interesting by itself, but it shows a way that some people avoid going outside (in this case, by the green mesh gate) to get the mail. Though I didn't actually check it, boxes like this usually have a second door inside the wall.

I snapped the photo on June 12th. You can also see it — with a lot of other “flat” art — on the Tucson Murals Project blog. (It's in today's April 18 entry.)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

4009 East Kilmer Street


It's a poetic setting for this green mailbox with the house number cut into a large plate at the right side of its post.

I took the photo on May 27, 2013.

Monday, April 14, 2014

4010 East Kilmer Street

This rust-finished mailbox and post have the house address in twin-peaked flat metal on top:


It's one of the boxes I found May 27, 2013, along this street in the Poet's Square neighborhood.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

4241 East Poe Street




On my early-morning May 27th ride, I found this black mailbox, on a rickety post, painted with puffs (or are they flowers?).

Monday, April 7, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

4044 East Poe Street



There's no missing the house number perched on top of this brown mailbox. The box is on a post made from twisted wood (with steel behind).

I found it May 27, 2013.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

4033 East Poe Street


Somehow this black house-shaped mailbox with fancy scrollwork supports looked to me like something out of Edgar Allan Poe.

I crept by on May 27, 2013.