Monday, November 4, 2019

6410 East Calle Castor

This rusted mailbox has seen better days — a lot of them. :) It was along my mailbox-hunting route on June 21st:

Monday, October 28, 2019

1037 East Simmons Street

David Aber calls this CelestialBox. The homeowner hand-painted it:

He emailed the photos on September 17th. Thanks, as always, Dave!

Monday, October 21, 2019

426 West Simpson Street (in 2014)

We usually don't show mailboxes with saguaro-shaped posts, but this one has a saguaro made of horseshoes!

The door to the home also has a horseshoe design.
I found this mailbox on March 3, 2014, but decided not to show any more saguaro posts. I just changed my mind about this one. :)

Monday, September 16, 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019

2237 South Pebble Beach Avenue

David Aber found this example of “cat-titude” and emailed it on August 5th. Although we usually don't show mailboxes that have a cover (typically vinyl) hung over the box, those covers are usually commercially made. Dave pointed out that this one looks handmade, and I agree (it's a good job!). Whether it is or not, though, I'm sure I'd get an irate message from Colette if I leave her picture off of the blog.

Have a good Labor Day! (You can be sure that Collete is.)

Monday, August 26, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

8315 East Calexico Street

mailboxes with big stuccoed posts because there are so many around town. But this mailbox — which is buried in an extravagantly-decorated post — has gotta be an exception to the rule.

I (couldn't miss it as I) drove by on June 21st.

Monday, August 12, 2019

8407 East Calexico Street

I've seen a few mailboxes around town with posts made of a cage full of rocks. This is one of them.

I found it on June 21st. Here's the other side.

Monday, August 5, 2019

1822 South Camino Seco

This hand-painted mailbox looked unfinished to me. A boy riding his bike told me that the box had been there since his family moved in — so I'm guessing it's as finished as it's going to be.

I wondered if his parents might come out, worried that a strange man :) was taking photos of their mailbox close to their son and his friend. So I didn't take time to snap the other side. But it's pure white, so there wasn't much to see. I rushed by on June 21st.

Monday, July 29, 2019

1601 South Camino Seco

This isn't the only mailbox in the neighborhood with what looks like a planter on the opposite side of its post:

I was there June 21st.

Monday, July 22, 2019

9233 East 29th Street

Check the closeup below — you click on it for a larger view — and you'll see that this mailbox has a manufactured cover. (Check the door hinge and the right edge where the cover meets the door.) Usually I only show mailboxes that are hand-painted, but I thought a lot of us would like this U of A design.

I spotted it on June 21st.

Monday, July 15, 2019

9330 East 27th Street

This mailbox has seen better days. It has pieces of wood on the front and back, but they're half broken and the paint has faded. Also, my photo of the front didn't come out… but I decided to publish this box anyway and let you use your imagination. It also looks like a bird may be missing from one of the roosts under the mailbox.

The Google Map in Blogger wouldn't show this address; it showed 9324 instead. So here's a Mapquest map: 9330 E. 27th St, Tucson, AZ.

I drove by on June 21st.

Monday, July 8, 2019

1812 South Rocky Mountain Drive

Except for the rocks it's mounted on, this set of handlebars with a mailbox looked ready to roll when I drove by on June 21st.

Monday, July 1, 2019

9301 East 29th Street

Just in time for the 4th of July… this mailbox is about the most red, white, and blue you can get.

I stopped by and saluted on June 21st.

Monday, June 24, 2019

3223 East 25th Street

It looks like some kid(s) had fun painting this mailbox…

I found it on December 29, 2018.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Maiboxes in Melbourne

Tucson artist K. Loren Dawn enjoys trips to the tropics. She also has an eye for mailboxes — and sends ones she spots along the way. Here are two. The hidden camera data says that the first is from May 1st and the second from May 4th. Thanks, Loren!

Monday, May 27, 2019

2710 North Palo Verde Avenue

Here's a mailbox with an intricate design on one side…

…and a simpler one on the other:

I took the photos April 14th.

Monday, May 20, 2019

3429 East Glenn Street

No, I have no idea why someone would put a big rock underneath their mailbox. (But Glenn Street in midtown has more than its share of, er, creative mailboxes.)

I rolled by — then pulled over right away — on April 14th.

Monday, May 13, 2019

2933 East Florence Drive

Though lots of mailboxes are embedded in a stuccoed post, this one is different because there's a planter next to it. The bright design is eye-catching, too… I couldn't miss it!

Here's a close-up of the box itself:

I found it along the route of the Heart of Tucson Art open studio tour April 14th.

Monday, May 6, 2019

2815 East La Cienega Place

OK, I've already used the title “This Mailbox Rocks” on another box. Hmmm…
Anyway, the post looks like sandstone — maybe over concrete? I saw it April 14th.

Monday, April 22, 2019

3048 North Treat Avenue

I was on the Heart of Tucson Art open studio tour April 14th when, as I turned onto Treat Avenue, I saw this box topped with two birds.

The lighting made it tough to get a photo, so I spent a couple of minutes under the tree trying various things with my cheap cell phone camera.
I've never understood why some homeowners are concerned or confused when someone (me!) takes photos of their artistic mailbox. But they came out to ask what I was doing. I told them, and I asked if they'd made the mailbox. They said it was there when they bought the home. I thanked them and left as soon as I could — with some blurry photos that I've tried to fix before I posted them here.

I think they wrote down my license plate number as I drove away.

I hope you appreciate the trouble I go through to show you great mailboxes. :) :)

Monday, April 15, 2019

Bubbling Box in Oracle

Along the route of the Oracle Artist Studio Tour on April 6th, I came across this mailbox outside Michael Carroll's place.

What can I say? I had to go in to visit his studio. :)

P.S. I've changed the posting date from Tuesdays to Mondays — so you can start your week with a new box.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

3236 East 24th Street

This simple box has butterfly decals on a red background. I spotted it in February and noticed that one side had only one decal. I came back on April 5th to see if it had changed… it hadn't:

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

3302 East 24th Street

I pulled over to check my map near dusk on the evening of February 26th. Near the car was a plain-looking mailbox in a cinder-block box partly filled with dirt. The post looked special, though, as if it had a faded design painted on it:

Sure enough, the design was some kind of climbing vine. I'm guessing that the post had a vine, or the cinder-block box used to hold some kind of plants.

Clever idea, eh?

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

9319 East Anne Place

Just next door to last week's "Golfbox" (you can see it closer in the entry 9311 East Anne Place) is this wild-looking box that David Aber named "Snakebox.

Below is a closeup of the head.