Denise Goldberg's blog

Monday, May 29, 2023

nearing low tide

Waves create patterns in the water as low tide approaches.

Plum Island as low tide approaches

Saturday, May 27, 2023

iris in purple

The complex structure of iris always pulls me in.

This beauty in purple decorates a local garden.


Friday, May 26, 2023

painted colors

The color of this azalea caught my eye. I love the touch of orange embedded with the pink.


Wednesday, May 24, 2023

north on Plum Island

I arrived on Plum Island about an hour before low tide this morning, a perfect time for a walk by the sea.

The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge beach is closed for the piping plover nesting season so I headed north from the refuge. The beach was flat and a good walking surface initially; it eventually changed to a steep slope making walking a bit more challenging.

beach, walking north on Plum Island

Monday, May 22, 2023


It still amazes me that I can use an app on my phone to identify flowers.

This is a camassia, a perennial that wears a deep shade of lavender. The photo was taken in the gardens at Long Hill in Beverly, MA.


Friday, May 19, 2023

tree peony in bloom

I headed to Long Hill today to visit the tree peonies. I last visited there ten days ago. At that time there were buds on some of the plants, no flowers. Today they were fully open, with some of the flowers past peak bloom.

There was an explosion of color!

tree peony

Thursday, May 18, 2023

photos! Bedrock Gardens

A friend and I headed to Bedrock Gardens in Lee, NH on Tuesday when they opened for the season. It was a delightful visit, a chance to wander through sculptures and the currently blooming flowers.

sculpture, Bedrock Gardens

Don't you love this dog?

To see more photos, click to jump to the gallery Bedrock Gardens :: 2023.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023


A song sparrow agreed to pose for me this afternoon.

song sparrow

Sunday, May 14, 2023

a late tulip

While most of this season's tulips are well past their prime there are still some sharing beautiful blooms.


Tuesday, May 09, 2023

high tide

Walking along the coast is much easier at low tide. When I felt the urge today to visit the ocean I saw that the tide would be high at my arrival time. I chose to head to Jenness State Beach in New Hampshire since the beach there is relatively flat.

It was cool and windy, and there was enough sand exposed to allow me to have a good walk with dry feet.

Jenness State Beach

Monday, May 08, 2023

flowering trees

Trees are in bloom, wearing flowers for a short period of time before they revert to green leaves.

flowering trees

Saturday, May 06, 2023

spring green

While some trees are wearing leaves that have fully emerged, others show newly opened leaves in spring green.

leaves in spring green

Wednesday, May 03, 2023


It's the season of tiny violets sprouting in the grass.