A pumpkin judging contest at Ballard Park. Though they didn't win, I voted for #3 and #4.
Don't like pumpkins? Let's cheer for cupcakes and cookies.
From the sign beside the painting, I learned that Church often inserted a small church steeple into his works as kind of a signature. Here it is above the trees on the right. Church added a field next to the river as a wink to his friend and patron, Cyrus Field, who had commissioned the work.
We passed Anthropoligie on the way to dinner.
And in the other direction afterwards.
Ridgebury is the northern part of Ridgefield, the part that adjoins Danbury. RIDGE-field, Dan-BURY. It is the part of town through which the British troops traveled south in 1777 on their way to the Long Island Sound after burning the munitions stored in Danbury.
A Congregational church dates to 1760, though the building is from 1851. George Washington stayed in a nearby tavern in 1780.
6,000 French troops under le Comte de Rochambeau met Washington in the vicinity and traveled south through southwestern Connecticut and New York.
The road at the side of the church passes some big houses and the north side of Ridgefield Golf Course.
There are numerous horse farms in Ridgebury as well as across the state line in New York.
I caught a glimpse of a rider behind a stone wall.
On the way back to Ridgefield proper, I took a detour that allowed me to befriend a couple of horses.