Denise Goldberg's blog

Friday, April 30, 2021


A planter filled with pink tulips decorates the landscape with a splash of color.


Thursday, April 29, 2021


As spring days pass, early blooming flowers fade.

Even faded flowers catch my eye. I think this daffodil wears a different kind of beauty.

daffodil, fading

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

trees reflecting

Yesterday afternoon was dry with variable clouds. Some of the clouds looked like they held rain, others seemed to be for decoration. Walking along the Topsfield Linear Common provided this view of trees reflecting in a pooled section of the Ipswich River.

trees reflecting, Ipswich River

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

poppy, surrounded

A poppy in bright orange is surrounded by tulips.

poppy & tulips

Sunday, April 25, 2021

in the woods

McKaig Nature Center was a good place to walk this morning. Leaves are emerging, painting the landscape with shades of green.

trees & a stream at McKaig Nature Center

Saturday, April 24, 2021

tulip, posed

A tulip in deep pink bends to the side as it begins to open.


Friday, April 23, 2021


I love wandering through gardens to enjoy the different shapes and colors of the current season's flowers. I have a strong preference for seeing flowers scattered through both garden beds and the surrounding green areas.

Here's a pop of yellow from tulips scattered on a hill of green.


Thursday, April 22, 2021

tiny daffodils

Varieties of daffodils decorate Chanticleer Gardens. Some are tiny, some larger.


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.


Thursday, April 08, 2021


Forsythia is starting to bloom. It creates pops of bright yellow across the landscape.


Wednesday, April 07, 2021

a splash of pink

This tulip-like flower decorates a garden with a splash of pink.

tulipa humilis

Monday, April 05, 2021

at Halibut Point

Swaths of exposed granite create a footpath between thick vegetation in a coastal section of Halibut Point State Park.

on the coast at Halibut Point State Park

Saturday, April 03, 2021

background color

The bright yellow of this daffodil is enhanced by the background blues of tiny glory of the snow.


Friday, April 02, 2021

a carpet of flowers

Wednesday's Long Hill visit was delightful. In some spots there appeared to be a carpet of very tiny flowers spreading color across the early spring landscape.

This was my earliest visit there. When I looked back through past year's photo galleries I can see that my usual visit time at Long Hill was in early to late May. Heading out at the end of March allowed me to enjoy early season tiny flowers; it's time for a new visit habit!

I plan to return often to watch the flowers change.

glory of the snow

You can see more early season flowers in the gallery Long Hill :: 2021.

Thursday, April 01, 2021

blue & white

A walk in the gardens of Long Hill yesterday allowed me to enjoy the bright color of tiny flowers.

flowers in blue & white