Denise Goldberg's blog

Friday, September 30, 2011


What do you see, water or ice?

glistening smooth ocean water, Kittery, Maine

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Ocean, rocks, and pool of water against a sea of sky...

almost symmetrical, ocean, rocks, pool of water

Monday, September 26, 2011

Muted color

autumn colors, painted shades

So green!

It was low tide, and there were chunks of seaweed covered rocks. Most were a muted color, but in one section the rocks wore a covering of bright green.

bright green seaweed-covered rocks

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Denise thought that the sky would be painted gray today but it really wasn't. It was squinty instead, sun hiding among a thin layer of clouds, strong light splashing across the water. We spent most of our wander at Fort Foster in Kittery Point, following a path, walking on the beach, or picking our way to the end of rocky overlooks. Oh! It was a good day.

--- Rover

lighthouse at Kittery Point

flat sea, squinty sky

More photos from today can be found in the gallery South coastal Maine - 2011 starting with this photo and ending here.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Foggy morning drive

Patches of fog dropped over the road, allowing an occasional pop of brightly colored leaves to show in a sea of mostly green shrouded with gray. Grasses in the highway median wore a tinge of purple, a bit of yellow, still mainly green.


The underside or back of a flower can be just as beautiful as the front...

sunflower, from the back

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The edge of darkness

Tomorrow brings the autumnal equinox, a day of equal halves of light and dark. It feels like the dark half of the day has been expanding quickly. I know it hasn't, but it always feels like the disappearing daylight hits hard at this time of year.

It's dark when I wake up in the morning. As I head out for my late afternoon (or early evening) walk, there is usually still light in the sky. I've taken to wearing my bright blinking lights already since it's often dark by the time I return home. I know, I know, the daylight will get progressively shorter. And I'll get used to darklight walks again. Autumn...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Photos! from Newfoundland

Finally! Photos from my wander in eastern Newfoundland are loaded into galleries and ready for viewing. Start with the top level gallery, Eastern Newfoundland 2011 or click on the photos below to enter a specific gallery.

A smattering of Newfoundland images:

A smattering of Newfoundland images

St. John's, and...:

St. John's, and...

Terra Nova & the Eastport Peninsula:

Terra Nova & the Eastport Peninsula

Fogo Island:

Fogo Island

Bonavista + Ellington:

Bonavista + Ellington

Interested in words? You can find my ramblings in my blog entries tagged Newfoundland 2011.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A few words from Rover

I just wanted to let you know that Denise hasn't forgotten about publishing her photos of Newfoundland - it's just taking her a while to pull the galleries together. I was looking over her shoulder just now, and she's getting really close. Soon...

Oh! And while she's been wandering through photos and memories, I'm helping her make some decisions on more travels for later this year. We need to head to Acadia for a long weekend, probably late in October, and I'm pretty sure we'll be wandering somewhere out west in early December. Denise needs a little bit of a push to make plans; I think they will come together pretty quickly though.

What? Of course we went beyond the danger sign! Yes, we stayed well back from the edge.
--- Rover

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Roses and...

It was a day of gardens, starting at Bedrock Gardens and ending at Fuller Gardens with a wander through the roses.

Fuller Gardens, roses

Fuller Gardens, roses

More photos from today's quick visit can be seen in the gallery Petals pop - Fuller Gardens 2011 starting with this photo and ending here.

A Bedrock Gardens wander

Today was the last scheduled open house of the season at Bedrock Gardens, so you probably can guess where I headed this morning. It was a beautiful day, and there was beauty around every turn -sculptures, creatures, flowers, and reflections.

turtles on a log, reflecting

More photos from today can be seen in the gallery Bedrock Gardens starting with this photo and ending here.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Morning gray

It's gray here today as light rain continues to fall.

It was gray the morning I wandered to Salvage at the end of the Eastport Peninsula - gray yet full of colors.

harbor at Salvage, Newfoundland

fishing boats, Salvage, Newfoundland

Wednesday, September 07, 2011


My favorite of the Fogo Island studios was the Squish Studio. I liked the shape, but yes, I'll admit that I love the name!

Squish Studio, Fogo Island

Through a window

I managed to wander by the four studios scattered about Fogo Island by the Fogo Island Arts Corporation. Walking to and around the buildings was possible. There were no artists in residence when I was there, giving me the freedom to peer through the windows.

And... somehow an interesting reflection jumped into my photo through the window of Bridge Studio.

Bridge Studio, Fogo Island

reflection of the hills behind Bridge Studio

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Monday, September 05, 2011

Monday flowers

flower petals


Tilted streets, color, decorations

Have you seen photos of St. John's? There are houses painted in bright colors, and there are murals too. And look at the hills!

--- Rover

brightly painted houses, St. John's

a tilted street, St. John's, Newfoundland

mural of St. John's history

Not a tree

lupine among trees MUN Botanical Garden, St. John's, Newfoundland

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Return to Parker River

I needed a walk on the beach, a walk with the ocean waves creating their song, a walk with the birds skittering along the wet sand. I headed to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge for my first visit since the beach closed to humans on April 1st, becoming a long, peaceful piping plover nesting ground.

I found wetland grasses wearing yellowing shades of green, bright umbrellas, quiet waves, sanderlings skittering, even an egret who allowed photos to be taken.

walking on the beach, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge


More photos from today can be found in the gallery Parker River wonders - 2011 starting with this photo and ending here.


This mirrored image pulls me in, leaving me with a sense of calm.

A mirror of reflecting clouds, in Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Reflections, Terra Nova

This spot is in Terra Nova National Park, water that I passed several times since it was between the area of the park where I was wandering and my B&B. I drove the road along the water and then immediately turned around and headed back to the beginning, parking the car this time and walking.

Along the Northeast Arm, Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland

Friday, September 02, 2011

View from Joe Batt's Arm

fishing shack and boats, Joe Batt's Arm, Newfoundland

A question? You want to know where the reference to Joe Batt's Arm comes from? That's the name of the town where I grabbed this photo, during a walk after a good dinner at Nicole's Cafe.

Flowers and rust