Denise Goldberg's blog

Sunday, February 26, 2023

low tide

Rocks and pools of water are exposed on the beach at low tide.

low tide, Jenness State Beach

Wednesday, February 22, 2023


This afternoon was a good time to visit the sheep on the critter walk in Topsfield, MA. It's a 3-mile loop on lightly traveled roads that we have tagged with the name "critter walk" because of the animals that live there.

We were hoping that the sheep would come close to the fence so we could pet them. That didn't happen; the sheep preferred to stand in the field watching the 2-legged creatures watching and talking to them.


Monday, February 20, 2023

winter warmth

The weather forecast indicates that today will be the last day of spring warmth in winter for a bit. The temperature is predicted to drop tomorrow and it appears there may be snow later in the week.

Today was a good day for walking.

trees reflect in Collins Pond, Harold Parker State Forest

trees reflect in Collins Pond, Harold Parker State Forest

Friday, February 17, 2023

a different beach

I often walk the beach at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island. It is narrow and often quite slanted.

Yesterday I walked the wide, flat beach at Jenness State Beach on the New Hampshire coast. I shared the space with walkers and dogs. There were even some people in the water with surf and paddle boards.

Jenness State Beach

Thursday, February 16, 2023

looking inland

Magic light paints the land as I turned my back to the ocean to look at the sand dunes during my low tide walk at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday.

looking inland, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Tuesday, February 14, 2023


Low tide on Plum Island was at noon today. That meant that late morning was the perfect time for a walk at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

As I walked I listened to the soothing sound of ocean waves and looked at the magical paintings of nature.

low tide, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, February 11, 2023

early green

As I walked in Maudslay State Park this afternoon I stopped to look at a hillside behind a low brick wall, a place where snowdrop flowers live. It's too early for the early spring blooming flowers but the leaves have started to emerge.

emerging leaves, snowdrops

Monday, February 06, 2023


I walked under a cloudy sky this afternoon enjoying warmer than winter temperatures.

Trees reflect in the Schuykill River, seen from a trail in Valley Forge National Historical Park.

trees reflecting

Thursday, February 02, 2023

February flowers

It was a happy surprise to see snowdrops in bloom yesterday. These flowers always seem to appear well ahead of the spring equinox.

snowdrop flowers