Why Litchfield? For the history! Here can be found the Litchfield Law School, the first law school in America, the Litchfield Female Academy, one of a small group of early schools that played a critical role in shaping the educational and economic futures of women, and St Michael’s Church where there is a stained glass window by Tiffany and where the builders carved their own faces into the choir stalls! There were also some crazy modern angels in there.
We followed our history tour with a picnic and quiet time by Lake Waramaug, watching the herons and enjoying some Autumn colour though the unseasonably warm weather means many leaves have not yet turned.
On the way home we stopped at a Thrift Shop and chatted to the owners who were just preparing for their opening tomorrow. I found a tiny and delightful duck box, small enough to bring home but the owner, Maria, would not let me buy it! She insisted on it being a gift and a souvenir of my visit to her lovely shop, Born Again. Here she is with her daughter, Madeline, who was helping to get everything ready. Maria restores furniture and paints delightful pictures on it, all too big to bring home!