Denise Goldberg's blog

Sunday, October 30, 2022


Leaves still remaining on trees have turned a rusty color, a sign of late autumn.

trees wearing autumn color

Friday, October 28, 2022

Dale's dogs

Twenty of Dale Rogers' big dogs are installed in an exhibit on Haverhill Common this weekend.

I visited the dogs early this morning.

american dog sculpture by Dale Rogers

If you're interested in seeing more of his work click to the site at dale rogers studio.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

after the rain

When the rain stopped falling this afternoon I headed to Pomps Pond for a walk in the woods.

The pond was still; it provided a good surface for reflections.

trees reflecting in Pomps Pond

Sunday, October 23, 2022

maple leaves

Maple leaves wearing a pale orange color float above a pond in Harold Parker State Forest.

maple leaves

Saturday, October 22, 2022


Yellow flowers decorate a late season garden.


Wednesday, October 19, 2022


A single red maple leaf is caught by the slivers of a decaying stump.

red maple leaf

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

late day light

The sky cleared this afternoon. It felt like a good time to do the "critter walk", a favorite 3-mile loop on quiet roads in Topsfield.

The trees were wearing bright autumn color.

trees wearing autumn color, Topsfield, MA

Monday, October 17, 2022


Isn't sneezeweed a great name for a flower?


Thursday, October 13, 2022


During a dry spell this afternoon I headed to Jenkins Arboretum with my camera. It turned out to be a bit of a crazy thing to do since by the time I arrived the rain had started again. In spite of the wet I took a short walk, testing my raincoat and camera for water resistance. Both passed the test!

It was raining hard enough that I only stayed for a very short time.

leaves and berries

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

autumn crocus

As I wandered through Chanticleer Garden this morning I found a hill full of autumn crocus.

While autumn crocus resembles true crocus it is a member of a different plant family, Colchicaceae

autumn crocus

Monday, October 10, 2022


Light shines through the petals of a dahlia.


Sunday, October 09, 2022

oak leaves

Even the leaves of oak trees are showing the deepening autumn season.

oak leaves

Friday, October 07, 2022


...can you hear the waves?

Warm air drew to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge this afternoon as the tide was flowing out. My walk was accompanied by the sound of the ocean.

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Thursday, October 06, 2022


The petals of zinnias are fading, a sign of the cooling temperatures.


Wednesday, October 05, 2022

painted red

Some of the maple trees are wearing leaves that have been painted bright red.

maple leaves in red

Monday, October 03, 2022


The leaves of this tree show subtle autumn changes.

autumn leaves

Saturday, October 01, 2022

late dahlia

Dahlias remain in bloom, even as cooling temperatures signal autumn.