Gallery of Scenery Photos

All these photos were taken within Sunland Village East.

The desert air offers spectacular sunsets. Here is a photo of one of them.   ↓↓ The desert air offers spectacular sunsets. Here is a photo of one of them.

In the intervening years since groundbreaking for SVE in 1984, the vegetation has matured.
Here is an example of the hundreds of palm trees throughout our Village.   ↓↓ In the intervening years since groundbreaking for SVE in 1984, the vegetation has matured.  Here is an example of the hundreds of palm trees throughout our Village.

Desert trees are quite unlike those of the east, west or mid-west. Here we have a fine example of a Palo Verde tree, with its brilliant green bark. The bark is this tree's defense against drought. During droughts, the tree will lose all its leaves, but still be able to survive from the photosysthesis that it achieves through the green chlorophyl in its bark.   ↓↓ Desert trees are quite unlike those of the east, west or mid-west.  Here we have a fine example of a Palo Verde tree, with its brilliant green bark. The bark is this tree's defense against drought.  During droughts, the tree will lose all its leaves, but still be able to survive from the photosysthesis that it achieves through the green chlorophyl in its bark.

Green grass is a rare commodity in Mesa. Our golf course has its own water right, and its own well, so greenery is abundant along the golf course. How much is it worth to residents? Golf course homes and condos carry a premium of from $60,000 to $100,000.   ↓↓ Green grass is a rare commodity in Mesa.  Our golf course has its own water right, and its own well, so greenery is abundant along the golf course.  How much is it worth to residents?  Golf course homes and condos carry a premium of from $60,000 to $100,000.

The courtyard in the North Complex has a beautiful fountain and flower beds. There are beautiful stone benches and tables for lounging in the sun and for small gatherings.   ↓↓ The courtyard in the North Complex has a beautiful fountain and flower beds.  There are beautiful stone benches and tables for lounging in the sun and for small gatherings.

Sagauro cactus are always picturesque, but particularly when they flower. This picture was an early bloom; just look at all the buds that have not yet blossomed.   ↓↓ Sagauro cactus are always picturesque, but particularly when they flower. This picture was an early bloom; just look at all the buds that have not yet blossomed.

The desert has its own beauty. Here is a close-up of one of the blossoms.   ↓↓ The desert has its own beauty.  Here is a close-up of one of the blossoms.

Our golf course attracts a host of wild ducks. They like the clean ponds, and love the attention golfers and visitors give them.   ↓↓ Our golf course attracts a host of ducks. They like the clean ponds, and love the attention golfers and visitors give them.

Our golf course has three resident swans.   ↓↓ Our golf course has a resident swan.  Perhaps three by the time you read this.

Doesn't it just quack you up when the ducks wander away from the golf course ponds?   ↓↓ Doesn't it just quack you up when the ducks wander away from the golf course ponds?

Who, who, who the heck would think of building a nest in a palm tree?   ↓↓ Who, who, who the heck would think of building a nest in a palm tree?

It wouldn't be Arizona if you didn't occasionally see a coyote on the golf course. They like the cool grass, and ignore the golfers.   ↓↓ It wouldn't be Arizona if you didn't occasionally see a coyote on the golf course.  They like the cool grass, and ignore the golfers.



MORE OF THE PHOTO GALLERY

Golf Course
The North Complex
The South Complex
Examples of Homes
Softball Field
Scenery
Activities
The RV Storage Lot
SVE's Early Years
Staff and Office Volunteers