Once upon a time, Arizona State University had an experimental farm. (E-I-E-I-O.) in 1974, the agricultural program disbanded, and in 1984, the 320-acre property was repurposed as a research park. 48 companies now have facilities there, employing 6,000 people.
The park is beautifully landscaped. Its centerpiece is a lake where catch-and-release fishing is permitted. It’s also a lovely place to shoot photographs.
Hummingbirds flit from blossom to blossom.
A waterfall splashes at one end of the lake.
Plants thrive at the water’s edge. (Click on the smaller images to enlarge.)
Ducks and geese enjoy the surroundings.
A pavilion offers a shady spot to rest. The sunlight filtering through the support structure casts an interesting patterned shadow.
Nearby, a water feature adds its music.