Wednesday, December 28, 2016

(Probably) no holiday mailboxes this week

Last week, I posted one holiday mailbox every day; I'd found a lot of them! I was sure I'd find more, but I haven't yet. I'll keep looking around and post any I find before New Year's Day. Otherwise, we'll be back to our regularly-scheduled mailboxes on January 3rd.

Happy 2017!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Holiday mailbox #7: 3186 East 25th Street

Why not cover a mailbox with lights?

The street was (like a lot of Tucson streets) pitch-black. So the lights really stand out.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Holiday mailbox #6: 2937? East 19th Street

This mailbox looks a bit worn. So do the boughs and ribbon.

For some reason, I didn't get the exact address. The camera data says it's at 2937? East 19th.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Holiday mailbox #5: 2807 East 20th Street

The tinsel matches that on the home:

There are some flowers on the side, but there's also a sort of disk on top that reminded me of some kind of antenna. When I got close, though, I could see that it used the be the face of a cat! It had faint black marks under fresh white paint. I used the Burn tool on my favorite free editor GIMP to darken just those areas:

I don't photograph every holiday mailbox I see, but I backed up right away and parked when I rolled by this one on December 22nd.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Holiday mailbox #4: 6025 East 5th Street

It's been a long time since I watched Sesame Street, but could that be Kermit the Frog dressed up in a sort of Santa outfit?

I hopped by on December 18th.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Holiday mailbox #3: 3174 East 26th Street

I'm not sure if any of this is for our December holidays — maybe it's more for Halloween? Anyway, I thought it was unique.

This first photo is an overview:

The second photo is a closeup of some of the jack-o'-lanterns, birds, etc.
I found it south of Reid Park on December 16th.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Holiday mailbox #2: 3118 East 25th Street

This slightly worn-out building mailbox is worth showing even when its post isn't wrapped with tinsel. This is the west side.

(Note for photographers: I used the free Photoshop-like editor GIMP Intelligent Scissors tool to brighten the mailbox and darken the background.)

And the east side:

I spotted it as I drove round and round a neighborhood south of Reid Park on December 16th.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Holiday mailbox #1: 3172 East 25th Street

I've been super-busy for more than a month, so (except for the previous post), I haven't been able to take the time to find and post mailboxes. To make up for that ;-), I'm aiming to post one holiday-decorated mailbox between now and (I hope) New Year's Day.

Here's a start: a boring black box and post covered with tinsel from bottom to top… and a red bow on the door. I wonder how the letter carrier gets past the bow?

I was there December 16th.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Tiny holiday mailboxes

I couldn't resist posting a photo of little mailboxes on a shelf in the Christmas section of a dollar store:

Happy holidays (or the greeting you prefer for this part of the year…)!