Denise Goldberg's blog

Thursday, June 30, 2022

poppies pop!

Poppies in two gardens in Portsmouth caught my eye as I wandered there yesterday.


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

from Peirce Island

After visiting the flowers in Prescott Park this morning I headed to Peirce Island. Views from the island were enhanced by a beautiful sky with clouds reflecting in the water.

looking across the water from Peirce Island

Sunday, June 26, 2022


Japanese iris create a splash of purple in the garden.

Japanese iris

Friday, June 24, 2022

morning rose

The roses at Fuller Gardens decorate the landscape with color.


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

for his son

I liked this sculpture before I read the story behind it. Now I like it even more!

Taking home the Governor's Award, selected by Gov. Chris Sununu, and securing a spot in next year's contest was Greg Grady Jr. for his piece titled "Wyvern Whisperer." It showed a two-legged dragon being fed a bone by a superhero boy.

"This piece was made for my son," Grady Jr. said. "He wanted a dragon. He's going to be 5 in August and he loves superheroes."

Wyvern Whisperer, by Greg Grady Jr.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

sculpted in sand

I'm always amazed at the detail and intricacy that emerges under the hand of a skilled sand sculptor.

The annual Hampton Beach Sand Sculpting Classic was last week. I visited on Thursday to see the sculptors in action and returned yesterday for a look at the finished sculptures.

sand sculpture in progress, by Justin Gordon

sand sculpture in progress, by Justin Gordon

If you're interested in seeing more photos, click to the gallery sand sculptures :: Hampton Beach 2022.

Monday, June 20, 2022


The color and shape of an angelonia caught my eye this afternoon.

angelonia (flower)

Sunday, June 19, 2022

sea gull walking

A sea gull walks on the beach as the tide flows in.

sea gull, Hampton Beach

Saturday, June 18, 2022

sculpture in progress

Yesterday was the middle day of the Annual Hampton Beach Sand Sculpting Classic. I headed to the beach in the afternoon to watch the artists at work, seeing the sculptures at various stages of completion.

I plan to return within the next couple of days to see the finished art.

sand sculpture, Hampton Beach

Friday, June 17, 2022

mixed sky

The sky was amazing this afternoon. There was pure blue sky and white clouds in addition to dark clouds and rain.

I stayed dry. It was pure luck that the rain stayed just off the coast.

Hampton Beach, NH

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

a treescape

It was a beautiful afternoon for a walk in the woods. Field Pond in Harold Parker State Forest was smooth, showing a reflection of the trees standing under a cloud-decorated sky.

trees reflecting in a pond

Sunday, June 12, 2022

tulip in a tree

As I was walking in the North Andover Common I looked up to see flowers in a tree. They were wearing the shape of small tulips.

Seeing this tree in bloom was a first for me. The tree is a tulip poplar.

tulip poplar

Friday, June 10, 2022

peony posed

A peony living in the garden at Maudslay State Park posed for me.


Thursday, June 09, 2022

mountain laurel

After the rain finished yesterday afternoon I headed to Maudslay State Park to check the state of the flowers. I found mountain laurel in bloom, some as buds, some in full flower.

mountain laurel

mountain laurel>

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

painted pansies

These pansies look like they are hand painted.

An image search told me that these flowers wear the name Viola 'Tiger Eyes' pansies.

viola 'tiger eyes' pansies

Sunday, June 05, 2022

blue water

Water reflects blue sky.

It was a beautiful day to absorb the beauty at Halibut Point State Park. It's a place far enough away that I don't get there often; photos help!

Halibut Point State Park

Thursday, June 02, 2022

autumn color

I usually think of autumn when I see the color of deep rust in flowers or leaves.

Today the color represents spring as it dresses a bearded iris.

bearded iris