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Chinguacousy is the name of a local park where I often have a wonderful time feeding (bribing?) geese, ducks and gulls when I have my camera with me. The light on this particular day was something of a surprise since most of the day had been cloudy. However, it was getting fairly late in the afternoon and the sun broke through just as I was about to leave the park. I happened to look behind me and the trees and pond took on a whole new look with the change in the light.

I looked up the name Chinguacousy because although I probably learned the origin of the name when I was in school it was too long ago to remember. :-) According to Wikipedia:

Chinguacousy Township was opened in 1819 and named, probably in honour of a loyal Chippewa chief who fought at the capture of Michilimackinac. His name was Shinguacose, “the small pine.” The name of the township may also be from an Indian word meaning “the place where young pines grow.”



sunset, park, pond, ontario


  • Holly Cawfield
    Holly Cawfieldover 5 years ago

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 5 years ago

    Stunning capture Holly!! the lighting is fabulous and I love the reflections on the pond.

  • Thank you Kate! :-)

    – Holly Cawfield

  • amko
    amkoover 5 years ago

    beautiful capture Holly. You’re images almost make me homesick for part of the world ! :))

  • Once again you’re so very kind Annemarie. Thank you so much!!

    Are you from this area?

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Carolyn Staut
    Carolyn Stautover 5 years ago

    A wonderful composition Holly. How fantastic that you looked back and saw the light change. There is a wonderful tapestry of colors, textures and light in this one. Super!

  • Carolyn, you are such a dear. Thank you for such a lovely comment. I know I harp on about light but it just never gets boring to see the way light affects colour.

    – Holly Cawfield

  • janpiller
    janpillerover 5 years ago

    Very pretty! It’s a beautiful spot! And your skills are showing again!

  • Thanks Jan! :-)

    It’s Adora’s favourite place!! Just behind where I was standing there’s a huge playground. She opened a fortune cookie the other day and bearing in mind she can’t read yet, I asked her what it said. Without missing a beat she told me it read, “Chinguacooooooousy”.

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Geoffrey
    Geoffreyover 5 years ago

    Great lighting in the photograph, I love going to the local duck ponds, can’t wait for winter to be over :)

  • Thanks Geoffrey! Me too. This is one of the only parks around where there aren’t huge signs warning against feeding the geese, gulls and ducks so it’s immense fun there.

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Geoffrey
    Geoffreyover 5 years ago

    lol there aren’t any signs about feeding the birds out here :) (and no worries about the birds staying year round :)

  • Chris Lawrenson
    Chris Lawrensonover 5 years ago

    That’s a beautiful photograph Holly. Pure art.

  • Holly Cawfield
    Holly Cawfieldover 5 years ago

    What a lovely comment!! Thank you so much Chris! :-)

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