Denise Goldberg's blog

Saturday, July 30, 2022


The curved center of a coneflower caught my eye as I wandered in the gardens of Prescott Park.

coneflower, echinacea

Friday, July 29, 2022

lock on a fence

There is a section of fence in Prescott Park (Portsmouth, NH) that is loaded with love locks. When I am there I usually walk by to check for interesting additions. Yesterday I saw a simple heart-shaped lock that was iridescent. When I moved a bit to change the angle of the light it showed as a wonderful shade of blue.

love lock in Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH

Wednesday, July 27, 2022


A zinnia in bright pink decorates the garden.


Monday, July 25, 2022

photos! sculpture & flowers

Last week's visit with my sister included visits to Winterthur, Grounds for Sculpture, and Chanticleer Gardens. All three places were wonderful places to wander and absorb beautiful things.

More photos can be seen in the gallery 3 places :: sculpture & flowers.


sculpture by Seward Johnson

Saturday, July 23, 2022

happy bees

As I wandered at Chanticleer Gardens I shared the beautiful flowers with happy bees.

This coneflower was the target of two bees, one perched on the flower and the second zooming in.

coneflower & bee

Friday, July 22, 2022

sunflower smiles

While most of the property was green but not covered with flowers, there were flower beds in bloom near a greenhouse at Winterthur when we visited last Sunday.

I was delighted to see several varieties of sunflowers.


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

seed heads

I'm glad it's possible to do a search on an image.

This is a seed head of a clematis flower. It's interesting, isn't it?

clematis seed head

Monday, July 18, 2022

sculpture on a hill

Today was a day for visiting Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. It was founded in 1992 by Seward Johnson. It was fun (but hot!) wandering the property to look at the sculptures.

sculpture by Seward Johnson

Confrontational Vulnerability, by Seward Johnson

Sunday, July 17, 2022

catbird posing

The presence of people doesn't appear to disturb this catbird.

He seemed happy to pose for me.


Friday, July 15, 2022


Colorful shapes hang from the trees, a mobile in motion.

a mobile in motion, Bedrock Gardens

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

a portrait

Today's photo is a portrait of a pink coneflower. While its petals are a bit insect-eaten I still find it beautiful.


Tuesday, July 12, 2022


This buckeye butterfly wears intricate designs. It almost seems as if someone spent time painting his wings.

buckeye butterfly

Sunday, July 10, 2022


The bright orange petals of a calendula flower decorate the garden.


Saturday, July 09, 2022


It's the season of green, of trees reflecting in a pond, of a cloud-painted sky.

trees and a pond, Harold Parker State Forest

Thursday, July 07, 2022

butterfly afternoon

Yesterday I felt a need for butterflies so I headed for a close-to-home butterfly conservatory. I'm always happy to share space with these colorful and delicate creatures.


Wednesday, July 06, 2022

dancing daisy

A daisy celebrates the day by dancing in the garden.


Monday, July 04, 2022

look up

Umbrellas hanging in front of a building in Lawrence add a pop of color to the sky.

umbrellas in the sky