Denise Goldberg's blog

Sunday, October 29, 2023

coastal Odiorne

Yesterday was the last summer-like day for what will probably be a long time.

I took advantage of the 80+ degree temperature to walk along the coast in Odiorne Point State Park.

Odiorne Point State Park

Friday, October 27, 2023

late dahlia

As autumn leaves fall from trees there are still dahlias in bloom in the gardens of Maudslay State Park.


Wednesday, October 25, 2023


A single maple leaf in bright red is caught by the branches of a tree.

maple leaf in red

Thursday, October 19, 2023

bright & fading

Trees wearing autumn leaves continue to paint bright pictures even as the color is starting to fade.

autumn leaves in Harold Parker State Forest

Saturday, October 14, 2023

layers in sky & water

It was about an hour past high tide when I walked the beach at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

The sand was soft, swept free of footprints. The sky wore a pretty shade of blue and the waves showed a bit of green.

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

from the dike

In honor of National Wildlife Refuge Week the dike between sub-headquarters and Hellcat at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is open for walking this week.

I took advantage of a beautiful day to walk along the dike this morning.

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Sunday, October 08, 2023


As I walked in the park on Friday I saw layers of color.

There were yellow leaves, shades of green in leaves and grasses, and rust-colored ferns.

autumn color at Maudslay

Saturday, October 07, 2023


Bright red berries complement small green leaves.

An image search tells me this is a variety of cotoneaster. Whatever name it wears, I like the pop of color!


Tuesday, October 03, 2023


Evergreen and deciduous trees present a palette of mixed color.

trees reflecting, wearing autumn color

Sunday, October 01, 2023

ocean song

Late afternoon...

Instead of heading directly home from volunteering at the visitor center of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, I headed into the refuge. It was a perfect time to walk and to listen to the sounds of the ocean.

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge