Denise Goldberg's blog

Friday, April 29, 2022

mixed colors

Tulips wearing mixed colors bring beauty to the landscape.


Thursday, April 28, 2022

critter walk baby

Today turned out to be a good day to do the critter walk.

We were lucky to be invited to visit the sheep and lambs. This beautiful creature is about 10 days old.

a lamb on the critter walk, Topsfield, MA

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

looking inland

Today was a good day for a walk at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. This photo looking inland was taken from the observation tower near the start of the Hellcat trail.

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Monday, April 25, 2022


Pink tulips stand tall in the garden, posed.


Sunday, April 24, 2022

tidal river

It was close to low tide when I strolled along the Merrimack River this afternoon.

Merrimack River, Newburyport

Saturday, April 23, 2022

simple beauty

A flower's open petals create a simple beauty.


Friday, April 22, 2022

in the wind

It was a day of constant wind, perhaps an odd choice of a day to visit flowers with my camera.

A daffodil dances in the wind.


Wednesday, April 20, 2022


Tiny flowers started sharing their color early. Larger flowers are now starting to emerge.

Look, tulips!


Monday, April 18, 2022

a pop of green

A bit of grass growing near the Shawsheen River provides a pop of green.

grass and trees, Shawsheen River

Saturday, April 16, 2022

flowering trees

Trees wearing flowers decorate the landscape.

I think they are dressed to dance.

flowering trees

Friday, April 15, 2022

periwinkle posed

Tiny flowers close to the ground remind me to look down as I walk through the woods.

I was happy that this periwinkle agreed to pose for my camera.


Thursday, April 14, 2022

outbound tide

The tide was flowing out as I stood on the southern edge of Odiorne Point State Park.

Pooling calm water exposed rocks and reflections.

Odiorne Point State Park, NH

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

looking east

Today I walked at Odiorne Point State Park, a good destination for a warmish day. At the end of my walk I looked to the east from the southern-most point in the park.

While it was an overcast day luck was with me. Light rain started after I returned to the car.

looking east, from the south tip of Odiorne Point State Park

Monday, April 11, 2022

two yellows

A daffodil wears two shades of yellow, popping from a blue undergrowth of scilla.


Friday, April 08, 2022

afternoon butterflies

There are two butterfly conservatories within driving distance from home. One is a larger space, a two hour drive to the west. The other is closer - only a half hour away - but quite a bit smaller. Of the two I prefer Magic Wings; unfortunately the length of the drive doesn't lend itself to a quick visit.

This afternoon I felt a need for butterflies so I headed to the closer of the two, The Butterfly Place in Westford.


Wednesday, April 06, 2022


A hellebore in pink decorates the early spring garden.

hellebore Lenten rose

Monday, April 04, 2022

on the critter walk

There is a wonderful 3-mile loop in Topsfield (MA) that we have been calling the critter walk. It goes by an animal rescue and there are sometimes animals who share some time with us.

This horse started a quick walk when he saw us petting and talking to one of his goat friends. While we didn't have any food to share, he was happy to stand with us as we reached out to pet him.

horse on the critter walk

Saturday, April 02, 2022

early daffodil

Daffodils are starting to decorate the landscape.

I welcome the pop of yellow.