This gorgeous symmetrical tree near the Ballard Park gazebo always catches my eye. I can only identify it because I bought a pamphlet identifying Ridgefield trees of interest.
Apparently it turns bright orange in the fall. I will be checking it out.
Huntington was one of the wealthy railway barons of the late 19th century. With Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins and Charles Crocker, he invested in companies that built the transcontinental railroads. Later he established the largest shipyard and dry dock company in the country at Newport News, Virginia.
His daughter, Anna Hyatt Huntington, was a noted sculptor who donated her 1,000+ acre estate in Redding, Connecticut, to the State of Connecticut for a public park named for her father.
Statues of wolves and bears by Anna Hyatt Huntington greet visitors at the park's entrance.
The park has wide, well-kept paths. I just explored a small part of the park.
She loves to read. The library has incentives for children to read in the summer. She easily won a certificate for a cone at her favorite ice cream shop and could hardly wait to claim her reward!
The August theme for City Daily Photo photographers is "sticky."
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A grand, angry lion on Silver Spring Road in Ridgefield.
A black metal horse head on a pier on High Ridge Avenue in Ridgefield.
And a concrete horse head looks out on Ridgefield's North Salem Road.
A bumble bee coated with pollen visits an echinacea (coneflower).
A bumble bee on the left and a honey bee on the right.