April 9, 2012Thanks to Carl Schwind and Kathy Radina, I bought a new Ford Flex last Friday. I wanted a ride I could haul my family on road trips and up to trailheads, like the Spur Cross Reserve—Jewel of Cave Creek, north of our house. The many trails wind up and around the mountains we look at every day, so it was interesting to see them from a different perspective.
Here is a photo I took last week from the end of our street, looking north towards Elephant Butte and Sugarloaf Mountain. Yes, that is sunlight on windows making that glow and I took this for reference for my painting, "Last Light On Morningstar" (the name of the street the house sits on in the photo in Morningstar).
That's Sugarloaf on the right. Now, here is the view from the Spur Cross Reserve trail of being right up underneath Sugarloaf.
Of course, when you get down into Cave Creek itself (the water tributary, not the town) it gets quite lush. This is called the Jewel of Cave Creek and for good reason.
All in all, a good excuse to drive my new limo-toaster (see quote below).
"I don't like the Ford Flex. It looks like a toaster."
—Shannon Schwind's mother-in-law