Sunlight & Shadows At Crescent Park

"A smile is happiness you'll find right under your nose." - cartoonist Tom Wilson
Sunlight wove in and out of deepening shadows casting magical happy-spells, it seemed, on all living things at Crescent Park where even a bullfrog showed up with a smile. The spacious park has two ponds and forested paths located some two miles from Crescent Beach where I normally explore. It was that time of day when light washes out swaths of colour and reflections swish lacy distortions at every corner.

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  1. What a lovely surprise to click onto this post. Such a tranquil adventure of sunlight and water, and that sweet little face looking up at you. What's not to love.

  2. Smiling indeed! Your photos capture the "magic" of life all around us... :)
    Thank you...

  3. Hello,
    What a lovely park. The frog photo just makes me smile. The Mallards are sweet. I love the ducklings, they are adorable. Cute doggie. The sunlight through the trees and reflections are beautiful. Wonderful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

  4. I sighed in contentment and admiration, Maria. All the images are superb! The smiling frog took me into the magical world created by light and rippling water and then into the enchanted woods. Have a nice week!


  5. Such lush and luscious shots. Love that happy frog!

  6. I love your happy photos, both of the critters and all the reflections and shadows. What a nice play to explore.

  7. I want to kiss the frog and see if it's a prince. I love those wavy shots!

    1. Haha ... brilliant idea, Colleen! There is something princely looking about that frog. :)

  8. You got some brilliant shots there - love the duck getting food too!

  9. Great photos especially the bullfrog. Maybe Colleen is right about him being a prince awaiting your kids!

  10. I enjoyed reading. Fantastic captures of nature.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Have a wonderful week!

  11. What a nice park ! I love the laughing frog ! All your pictures are very original !!

  12. the park looks very well maintain... yes, spacious.

    # cute little ducks

  13. what a beautiful smile ;-)

  14. Awesome nature photos ~ and love the doggie ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. Honestly Maria you live in Paradise! That beautiful park as well as the beach in your regular walking area (your "patch"!). It all looks so beautiful lush and green. And the happy frog is the crowning touch! Lovely post (and calls to mind the importance of of the most pressing issue of the day! As always thank you for that reminder.)

  16. First picture made me smile definetely! Lovely place and lovely pictures.

  17. And your happy frog does make me smile, as do your ducks and ducklings, adorable :) The water shots are lovely, as is that sweet little dog. Those trees look enormous. I am a tree hugger so am drawn to anything to do with trees. Great photos!

  18. Oh my goodness, the light in these photos is truly spectacular. Art in its own right. I am so glad you shared these with all of us, and brought a smile to our faces!

  19. A great illustration of the joy that can be derived from a simple pond - and there is much to be learned too. There could hardly be a better combination.


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