Monday, December 21, 2020

Seldon Smith's gifts, part 3 of 4

The first December entry Seldon Smith's gifts, part 1 of 4 showed 15 mailboxes, all on Montecito Street, all made as gifts to his neighbors from Seldon Smith. This entry has closeups of the second five; the next entry shows the last five. They're in order by street address, starting at 4033 East Montecito.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Seldon Smith's gifts, part 2 of 4

Last week's entry Seldon Smith's gifts, part 1 of 4 showed 15 mailboxes, all on Montecito Street, all made as gifts to his neighbors from Seldon Smith. This entry has closeups of the first five; the next two entries show the last 10. They're in order by street address, starting at 4014 East Montecito.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Seldon Smith's gifts, part 1 of 4

2020 wasn't a great year, but here's a bright spot. David Aber found the 4000 block of East Montecito Street, which runs east from Randolph Park. One of the neighbors on that street made mailboxes by hand for 15 homes — at no cost, as gifts!

Today we'll see all of the mailboxes and parts of the homes behind them. The next three weeks’ entries have close-ups of each box. Thanks to David for spending all of the time to take the photos (on November 30th), then edit them!

Monday, November 30, 2020

Scorpion box...

…its tail is the handle to open the door! I found it (but didn't open it :) on November 22nd.

Monday, November 23, 2020

7046 Flamenco Place: Another amazing locomotive

On November 8, 2016, we showed a handmade locomotive mailbox. This one looks homemade, too. Here's a closeup:
David Aber sent the photos on November 5. Thanks as always!

Monday, November 16, 2020

880 West 19th Street: Mobile mailbox

This mailbox on a tricycle is rusty enough that I'd guess it actually hasn't been moving for a while:
I rolled by (and stopped) on August 4th.

Monday, November 9, 2020

4310 East Ware Road: Other bugs are in danger

The praying mantis on top of this flower-covered mailbox gives me a bit of cred in the “Battle of the Boxes” with David Aber, who always finds amazing mailboxes. (Come to think of it, though, he was driving both of us in his car. Sigh. :)

(A praying mantis eats other insects.)

The rest of the front yard is a nice complement to the box:
That's the last mailbox I found May 29th in this neighborhood: near Columbus Boulevard a few blocks north of 22nd. (But I'm planning to come back and hunt for more.)

Monday, November 2, 2020

618 South Columbus: Another barn (?) on a post

Last week's entry showed what looked to me like a barn on a post. Not to be outdone, I'm sure, this box is bigger.

The address below says 618 S. Columbus, but this is actually just south of there. I was in the neighborhood on May 29th.

Monday, October 26, 2020

4251 East Santa Barbara: Barn (?) on a post

David Aber and I came across this mailbox-filled neighborhood on May 29th when I had car trouble nearby. (There are more mailboxes from nearby before and after this blog entry.)

What is this? Maybe it's a barn. Or something else. (Or maybe it's an unusually-shaped wooden box that holds mail.)

  We'll have another box like this next time.

Monday, October 19, 2020

4257 East Santa Barbara: Post with tiles on top

Tiles, in two shades of blue, around the top of the large stuccoed post:
This is one of a series of mailboxes I found on May 29th in this neighborhood around Columbus Boulevard north of 22nd Avenue. More are coming up.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Magnificent entrance and quirky mailbox

Never seen a mailbox with a broken-looking post and a mouse on top? You have now:
(At least, it looks like a mouse to me.) Next to this quirky masterpiece is the gorgeous mural-covered entrance to the home. Tomorrow, you can click here to see the entrance on the Tucson Murals Project blog.

I pulled over and squeaked to a stop on May 29th.

Monday, September 28, 2020

1238 East Silver Street: Sea Creatures

David Aber took photos of these gorgeous mailboxes on May 23rd and emailed them to me the next day. Amazing mailboxes, as usual, Dave!

Monday, September 14, 2020

Monday, September 7, 2020

4040 East 17th Street: Lawnmower

I spotted this mailbox with a lawnmower chained to the post years ago — but didn't take this photo until February 13, 2020. As far as I can tell, the lawnmover hasn't moved!