Photo Essay: ASU Research Park

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Photo Essay: ASU Research Park

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.

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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.

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A waterfall splashes at one end of the lake.

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Plants thrive at the water’s edge. (Click on the smaller images to enlarge.)

Ducks and geese enjoy the surroundings.

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A pavilion offers a shady spot to rest. The sunlight filtering through the support structure casts an interesting patterned shadow.

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Nearby, a water feature adds its music.

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About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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