Author Archives: Kim Smith

About Kim Smith

Currently creating documentary films about the Monarch Butterfly, Black Swallowtail Butterfly, and Gloucester's Feast of St. Joseph. Landscape designer for the Gloucester Harbor Walk Gardens. Designer, lecturer, author, illustrator, photographer. Visit my blog for more information about my landscape and interior design firm- kimsmithdesigns.wordpress.com. Good Morning Gloucester daily contributor. Author/illustrator "Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden"

Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Update

We had a nice field trip on Friday night. Saw spotted sals, wood frogs and spring peepers at Stillington. Spermatophores, WF eggs and SS eggs. And some lovely leeches. Then to long and narrow for some fairy shrimp, a newt, … Continue reading

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GMG FOB Jacqueline Bennett Submits Sweet Baby Canadian Geese Photo!

Thanks so much Jackie for sharing you welcome spring photos!

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New Film: Monarch Migration Interview with Tom Emmel

Horses neigh, bugs crawl across the lens, and Monarchs flutter in the background —interview on the mountaintop and it was all beautiful! Video includes footage from my forthcoming film, Beauty on the Wing ~ Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly. Monarch … Continue reading

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My Photos in the Boston Sunday Globe Magazine!

  Check out JoeAnn’s article and my photos for this week’s Boston Globe Magazine! Contractually, I don’t think I can post any of the photos from the article on GMG (for a brief period of time), so here are some of the outtakes. Click on any … Continue reading

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A Beautiful and Moving Tribute to Carol Gray, Retiring Sawyer Free Library Director

John Ronan and Company (Senator Bruce Tarr, Paul McGeary, Mary Weissblum, and Scott Memhard) Reading John’s Very Humorous Poem About Carol The library was packed with Carol’s colleagues, friends, and well-wishers, all with hearts full of thanks and gratitude for her guiding hand throughout the library’s recent years of growth and development. Everyone spoke of … Continue reading

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Finishing the HarborWalk Spring Cleanup Tomorrow Morning (Sunday) at 10am

Blue skies and warm weather are predicted for tomorrow’s HarborWalk Cleanup. I hope to see you there! You don’t need to be a gardener to pitch in; everyone is welcome! Last week’s awesome team!

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GMG FOB Marty Morgan Shares Her Welcome Spring Photo!

Thanks so much Marty for sharing your welcome spring photo–wonderful!!! Marty writes, Hi Kim, My husband leaves the sliding seat from his rowing shell hanging under our back stairs. Some little bird decided it was the perfect place to build her … Continue reading

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Cape Ann Tv’s Lunch and Learn

Submitted by Rebecca ~ Thank you to those of you who attended CATV’s most recent “Lunch and Learn” presentation by Kevin Roy of Green Banana SEO. We hope you enjoyed learning about Search Engine Optimization along with us! The presentation … Continue reading

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GMG FOB Pat Morss Submits Monarch Photos from 1999

Thanks so much for sharing Pat! Pat writes, “My wife and I have been following the postings about the challenges to monarch butterflies migrating from Eastern Point ( and elsewhere) to Mexico. We visited the El Rosario Sanctuary in the … Continue reading

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Not One, But Two, Super Events from Eastern Point Lit House this Sunday, April 13th!

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Signs of Spring from GMG FOB’s Jacqueline Bennet and Cathie

Jacqueline writes, “these photos were taken late April at Long Hill.”    Spring Breeze Cathie submits: Turtles sunning themselves in Tewksbury, MA Thanks so much for sharing Jackie and Cathie!

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Retirement Celebration for Carol Gray Saturday April 12th at 3pm

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Poetry Reading with John Ronan at the Sawyer Free

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First Annual Spring Wine Tasting at Savour Wine and Cheese with Cristin Connors

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Simply Gorgeous Spring Flower Photos from Len Burgess

Len Burgess welcomes spring–thank you Len for sharing–just beautiful! Pussy Willow Crocus Lily Daffodil Crocus Send us a photo of your favorite signs welcoming spring. Send photos to me at kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com. The photo need not be a nature-related image, but … Continue reading

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Next Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Trip is This Coming Friday Night, the 11th

Rick writes, “If you want to be on our email list and get updates about events and field trips, let me know at cavpt@yahoo.com. We had a nice field trip last night to Nugent’s Stretch. Lots of chorusing peepers and … Continue reading

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A Huge Thank You to Everyone for Your Milkweed and Aster Orders!!!

My Deepest Thanks to Everyone  The above is a favorite photo from my trip in February to film the Monarchs. This week we will be bringing you the short interview film with Tom Emmel at the summit of the Sierra Chincua Monarch Butterfly … Continue reading

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