Denise Goldberg's blog

Thursday, June 17, 2021


The inside of the tubular flowers of foxglove wear interesting patterns.


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

a pop of pink

Wild roses bring a pop of pink to the coast.

wild roses, Odiorne Point State Park

Monday, June 14, 2021

on the beach

Late afternoon is a wonderful time of day for a quiet walk on the beach.

Yesterday I visited Crane Beach in Ipswich, MA with a friend. The entry point to the beach was crowded with humans of all sizes but as we walked to the south we shared the beach mainly with the birds.

Crane Beach, Ipswich, MA

Sunday, June 13, 2021

a single rose

As I drove up the New Hampshire coast on Friday I made a quick decision to visit the roses at Fuller Gardens. The rose gardens were a sea of color, simply amazing.

I plan to return later in the season to visit the dahlias.

a rose at Fuller Gardens

If you'd like to see more flowers, click to the gallery Fuller Gardens :: 2021.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

clouds on the coast

Yesterday was cool and cloudy, perfect conditions for a walk along the coast.

coastal view, Odiorne Point State Park

Friday, June 11, 2021

late blooms

It is late enough in the blooming season that most of the azalea and rhododendron in Maudslay State Park have already dropped their flowers. When I walked there yesterday afternoon I saw only a few that continued to decorate the landscape in shades of pink.



Thursday, June 10, 2021

morning light

A bearded iris glows in early morning light.

bearded iris

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

mountain laurel

I'm fascinated by the delicate flowers of the mountain laurel.

I don't remember seeing these flowers until a couple of years ago. This year I've seen them in quite a few locations near home.

mountain laurel

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

continued heat

A heat advisory for this area continued into today; it is expected to stay in place until 8 pm.

I'm happy to have a cool place to be when the temperature is this high but I also feel a need to be outside. While my exercise walks have been slotted into the somewhat cooler early morning hours, I have still managed to return home dripping in sweat.

This afternoon I decided to ignore the very warm temperature, taking a short, slow walk in Harold Parker State Forest. As I walked I started to hear thunder. Rain began to fall just as I reached my car. The rain stopped quickly; perhaps it will return.

trees reflecting in Field Pond, Harold Parker State Forest

Sunday, June 06, 2021

peonies in pink

An early morning walk in the garden showed a space decorated by peonies in pink.