Denise Goldberg's blog

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

flowering tree

I wandered through Jenkins Arboretum this morning, following paths surrounded by floral color. Azalea was starting to bloom, flowers close to the ground added color, and there were trees wearing flowers too.

flowering tree

Monday, April 19, 2021


Early spring flowers present a simple beauty. This vinca creates a pop of purple in a sea of green leaves.


Saturday, April 17, 2021

seeking sunshine

This daffodil appears to be seeking sunshine, tipping its flower to the sky.


Friday, April 16, 2021

April snow

Early morning rain changed to snow, highlighting spring flowers with white.

grape hyacinth & snow

Thursday, April 15, 2021


While decidious trees are not yet wearing green, evergreens provide a pop of color among the trees.

evergreen trees

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

visiting animals

Yesterday I walked a loop in Topsfield, passing by a farm that houses rescue animals.

This little goat wanted to come out and play!


Tuesday, April 13, 2021


I was already familiar with the deep blue purple of tiny Siberian Squill but before this year I don't remember seeing these striped beauties. Using a photo-based plant identification app I found that this variety is known as Striped Squill.

striped squill

The app that I am using to identify plants is Pl@ntNet. It is available both as a web page and an app for a phone.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

periwinkle posing

Small spring flowers provided color on this very gray day.

A periwinkle posed for my camera as I walked through the gardens of Long Hill.


Saturday, April 10, 2021


I was walking on a local trail this afternoon when a bit of purple caught my eye. I looked down to find patches of tiny violets in full bloom.


Friday, April 09, 2021

early azalea

Maudslay State Park was once a large estate populated by a large number of azalea and rhododendron. The flowers bloom across a couple of months, and while it is very early in the blooming season I found a single azalea wearing pink when I walked in the park yesterday.