Denise Goldberg's blog

Monday, January 30, 2023

layers of light

As I walked in Valley Forge National Historical Park this afternoon the landscape appeared to be wearing layers of light.

landscape, Valley Forge National Historical Park

Saturday, January 28, 2023


Rippled sand filled with water decorates the beach as low tide approaches.

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Wednesday, January 25, 2023


As I waited for today's forecasted snow to appear I headed to Harold Parker State Park for a quick view of a snow and ice-covered pond.

Harold Parker State Forest

Sunday, January 22, 2023

view from a boardwalk

From beach to dunes, the view from the boardwalk at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge includes dune vegetation and trees.

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Friday, January 20, 2023


The ground was covered, tree branches wore a coating of white, and the air was full of snowflakes.

snow-covered trees and ground

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

back to the sea

Today was predicted to be the last day of unseasonable warmth for the week with tomorrow's forecast calling for a return to winter. Knowing that, I headed to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge after the morning rain stopped for a beach walk, arriving two hours before low tide.

I walked on firm sand, I listened to the song of the ocean, and yes, I did manage to get my feet wet.

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, January 14, 2023

ocean song

Even though it was wet this morning I needed a walk by the sea. The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge was calling to me.

I arrived about an hour before low tide, a wonderful time for a walk by the ocean. The sound of the waves and the skittering of the sanderlings made up for the windy and wet conditions.

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Monday, January 09, 2023


The surface of Collins Pond in Harold Parker State Forest is wearing ice and snow.

While daytime temperatures have been above freezing, the cooler night temperatures have encouraged local ponds to begin forming ice.

ice on Collins Pond, Harold Parker State Forest

Friday, January 06, 2023

a bit of snow

The weather today was in a state of constant change, going from light snow to rain and back to snow again.

The forecast doesn't call for much accumulation; for now a light layer of snow coats the branches of trees.

snow on tree branches and berries

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

rocks and sand

Rocks are highlighted by pools of water, sand, and seaweed on the New Hampshire coast.

rocks on the coast, Odiorne Point State Park