Denise Goldberg's blog

Friday, July 31, 2020

a sea of coneflowers

Summer warmth encourages the bright color of coneflowers.


Thursday, July 30, 2020


A rose in Fuller Gardens wears shades of pink.

pink rose

Monday, July 27, 2020

late blooming poppy

This late blooming beauty posed for me while I walked through its garden last week.


Sunday, July 26, 2020

dog on premises

I loved this sign posted outside a store in Portsmouth, NH.

dog on premises sign

I didn't enter to see if the resident dog matched the sign.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

on the street

As I walked in Portsmouth yesterday this fabric painting of a lone boat and its reflection caught my eye.

art on the street

Friday, July 24, 2020

gardens of Portsmouth

It was a perfect morning for seeking the color and beauty of flowers.

I headed to Portsmouth, NH to visit the gardens of Prescott Park. I left my car at a lot on Market Street just off of I-95 and walked to the center of town, stopping to visit with flowers on the way. The first flowers to greet me were sunflowers.


I kept walking, with a destination of Prescott Park. The gardens there are amazing!

Echinacea (in many colors) were planted in several areas.


For more flowers, click to the gallery gardens of Portsmouth.

Thursday, July 23, 2020


A flower in pink stands tall in late day light.


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

patterns in reflections

Clouds and trees reflect in Field Pond in Harold Parker State Forest.

reflections of trees and clouds

Tuesday, July 21, 2020


The petals of a cleome, also known as a spider flower, wear a delicate look.


Sunday, July 19, 2020

photos! Fuller Gardens

I'll continue to share individual flowers from my visit to Fuller Gardens on Friday.

If you're interested in seeing the full set please click to the gallery Fuller Gardens :: 2020.

a dahlia, Fuller Gardens

Saturday, July 18, 2020


While the lower petals of this dahlia are open, the center remains tightly closed.


Friday, July 17, 2020

dahlia delight

This morning the sky was wearing clouds and the forecast called for rain. As is often the case, I was looking for color so I headed to Fuller Gardens on the New Hampshire coast.

I drove, hoping that I would be able to visit but knowing that if the parking lot was full that I could continue up the coast to Portsmouth and Prescott Park. When the gardens opened late last month they blocked off every other parking space, guaranteeing social distancing for the cars. With only a small lot, I was unable to stop when I tried to visit two weeks ago; the parking lot was full and no parking is currently allowed along Route 1A.

Today I was the only visitor when I arrived. It was a treat to wander through the flowers alone.

The garden is known for its roses. There were roses in bloom but the flowers that really caught my eyes were the dahlias. A section of the garden running alongside of a greenhouse was full of dahlias in many shapes and colors. What an amazing flower!


Thursday, July 16, 2020

a summer swing

Swinging feels like a sign of summer to me.

This colorful mural was created by Silvia Lopez Chavez. It lives on a wall in the neighborhood known as The Point in Salem, MA.

mural titled Colorin' Colorado on a wall in Salem, MA

Tuesday, July 14, 2020


I'm fascinated by the progression of growth in echinops, also known as globe thistle. It starts as a very spiky flower, appearing to get softer as it grows older.

Its purple color is wonderful!

echinops ritro

Sunday, July 12, 2020


Two flowers, intertwined, combine to form an interesting shape.


Saturday, July 11, 2020


This bunny was watching, ready to scamper if I moved too close.


Friday, July 10, 2020


A clematis in bright pink creates a splash of color.


Wednesday, July 08, 2020

a bit of whimsy

As I was walking in Portsmouth last week I found a bright pink flamingo decorating the lawn of a property under construction.

Whimsical things can create smiles, can't they?

pink flamingo, lawn art

Sunday, July 05, 2020


A zinnia decorates the garden with a pop of red.


Saturday, July 04, 2020

buildings reflected

The sky was blue, the air was quiet; both combined to create reflections in North Canal in Lawrence, MA.

buildings and reflections, North Canal, Lawrence, MA

Friday, July 03, 2020


Lavender is a color and a flower, a matched set.


Thursday, July 02, 2020

two doors

As I walked down a narrow street in Portsmouth (NH) earlier today this set of red doors caught my eye.

two red doors