Denise Goldberg's blog

Sunday, October 31, 2021

penguin posing

It was a treat to see the animals during an early morning visit to the Philadelphia Zoo.

Visiting the penguins is always fun.


Friday, October 29, 2021

autumn oak

I can see the transition to autumn in oak leaves that remain on trees. They move from pure green to pure brown with interim stages in yellow and red.

It's funny, I don't remember seeing oak leaves wearing red and yellow in past years.

oak leaves

Thursday, October 28, 2021

afternoon clearing

It was late afternoon when blue sky started peeking through the clouds.

trees wearing autumn color, Maudslay State Park

Wednesday, October 27, 2021


A nor'easter passed through the area yesterday and today bringing wet, windy, and chilly conditions.

I managed a reasonable length exercise walk each day in spite of the rain. Today's walk was mostly misty while yesterday's was wet.

Instead of a photo of today's wet and gray I leave you with a memory of warmth and butterflies.


Monday, October 25, 2021


Large & small pieces of granite are scattered along the coast in Halibut Point State Park. The location includes remnants of a granite quarry that operated on Babson Farm from 1840 to 1929.

Visitors sometimes create stacks of rocks (known as rock cairns), selecting locations above the high tide line for longer life.

stacked rocks, Halibut Point State Park

Sunday, October 24, 2021

layered color

As I looked across the Shawsheen River on a clear autumn day I saw layers of color. It ranged from the blue of the sky to the green of evergreens and on to the red and orange or autumn leaves. The colors repeated in a reflection.

trees, reflected

Saturday, October 23, 2021

looking out

Yesterday was a good day to walk in Halibut Point State Park. Changing leaves highlight the visual divide between the quarry pool and the ocean.

looking across Babson Farm Quarry, Halibut Point State Park

Friday, October 22, 2021

a single leaf

A fallen maple leaf is caught in the branches of another tree.

What a beautiful splash of red!

maple leaf, bright red

Thursday, October 21, 2021


A single dahlia stands tall, creating simple beauty.


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

still waters

Late afternoon light created a painting in the still waters of a pond in Harold Parker State Forest. The reflection of a tree wearing autumn colors was pure magic.

tree wearing autumn leaves, reflected

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

a pop of red

The edge of a red leaf pops from a patch of ground covered in fallen leaves.

fallen leaves

Monday, October 18, 2021

dahlias & bees

Flowers continue to thrive in the garden even as the air grows older.

Bees appear to be as attracted to dahlias as I am.

a dahlia and a bee

Sunday, October 17, 2021

quiet waters

High tide on the inland side of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge exposes quiet water. It hightlights autumn colors in tidal grasses.

inland waters, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, October 16, 2021

a painted box

As I was walking in Lawrence, MA this afternoon I spotted a mural on the side of an electrical box.

I love that art lives in all types of places.

painted electrical box in Lawrence, MA

This mural was created by someone affiliated with the organization elevated thought.

Their tag line states "i am art. i am change.".

Friday, October 15, 2021

across the water

The colors of grasses and leaves are fading, a sign of autumn.

looking across North Pool, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Thursday, October 14, 2021

walking the North Pool Dike

In honor of National Wildlife Refuge Week the North Pool Dike at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is open to walkers this week. It was a treat to walk in a place that is normally closed.

I walked the dike alone late on Monday and returned with a friend yesterday afternoon. We walked, we stopped to absorb the beauty around us.

Many sea birds were there, flying, paddling around North Pool, seeking food.

It was wonderful!

inland view from the North Pool Dike

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

in flight

When I heard the sound of wings I looked up to see a bird in flight.

While I would have preferred to capture this beautiful creature flying towards me, I'm happy to have a photo of it flying away.

bird in flight

Monday, October 11, 2021


While the leaves of this tree still wear green, bright red berries have emerged.


Sunday, October 10, 2021

orange leaves

Autumn color continues to get brighter as the days go by. Today, trees in Maudslay State Park wear leaves of orange.

autumn leaves in orange, Maudslay State Park

Saturday, October 09, 2021

color change

Maple leaves are starting to wear autumn colors.

maple leaves in autumn

Friday, October 08, 2021

mushrooms (again)

As I walk in the woods I continue to see mushrooms. Some seem to be fading but others remain in prime condition.

This batch is growing at the base of the tree.


Thursday, October 07, 2021

by the sea

It was a good day for a walk by the sea.

Today's destination was Fort Foster Park in Kittery, Maine. While the gate to the park is closed for the season, visitors are welcome to park outside the gate and walk in.

a view from Fort Foster Park in Kittery, Maine

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

across the pond

Trees wearing red leaves pop against a background of evergreens.

trees wearing red leaves in Harold Parker State Forest

Sunday, October 03, 2021


A solo walk on the beach is a peaceful walk.

My walk was accompanied by the sound of the ocean.

near low tide, at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, October 02, 2021

beach grass

Beach grass and goldenrod waved in the wind as I moved from the boardwalk to the beach at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

beach grass, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Friday, October 01, 2021


As I walked down a trail at Goldsmith Woodlands yesterday afternoon a grove of tall trees caught my eye.

tall trees