This photo is of Sombrero Peak, which is a landmark to help point out where Continental Ranch is in Tucson. It is on the northern end of the Tucson Mountains - and stands out visible for miles and miles. If anyone needs to know where the community of Continental Ranch is, you can simply point out Sombrero Peak & say,
"Head that way, you can't miss it!"
I was driving to an appointment late in the afternoon when I saw this combination of clouds & light with Sombrero Peak silhouetted beneath them. Seeing the rays of sunshine defined like this doesn't happen very often, so I knew I just had to try to capture this scene!
Continental Ranch is a large, master-planned community west of I-10 in the northwest part of the Tucson Metro. Begun in the early 1990s, the community is still growing as it matures - new subdivisions are still being built, new commercial space is supplementing that which has been serving the area for the past 2 decades and more.
Late this fall, the Twin Peaks Interchange will add direct freeway access to the northern end of the community, which will ease traffic on Silverbell and make things much easier for those living on the northern end!