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"

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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Sawyer Free Library Presents Celebrate Brain Building

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The Body on the Rocks ~ A New Detective Thriller by Tom Hauck (My Husband)!

The Body on the Rocks is a page-turning collection of superbly written classic detective stories, set in Gloucester. Very, very proud of my husband!!! One of my favorite passages, found on page 227: “There are many different ways human being scream. At the amusement … Continue reading

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Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Update

It’s warm enough and it’s going to rain. But the rain won’t be until late tonight and I don’t think many of you will want to go on a field trip after midnight. But… tonight’s rain should bring out some … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring from GMG FOB William Dugan

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 of anything! Thanks Bill–love it–so cheery!!!  

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Waiting for the Ice to Melt on Niles Pond

GMG FOB Sue Ann Pearson from Kettle Cove Studios in Magnolia submits her lovely painting, along with a sweet note to Joey ~ A big thank you to Kim Smith for all of her lovely nature photos. Here is a painting … Continue reading

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Sing Your Heart Out Fella!

Male Red-Winged Blackbird Although Red-winged Blackbirds are spied around Niles Pond during the winter months, spring brings flocks, and the males are an especially welcome sight chortling atop the pussy willow branches along the water’s edge. Red-winged Blackbirds are one of North … Continue reading

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Thank you Friends of the HarborWalk Cleanup Dream Team!

Thank you Beth, Susan, Jessie, Catherine, George, and Charles–an awesome team and an awesome job well done!!! We had our first Friends of the HarborWalk cleanup this morning and made great progress. We didn’t get to I4-C2 and hope to … Continue reading

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A Palm Sunday Concert at the Annisquam Village Church

 All Those Hands and Feet!! A Duo of Players : A Trio of Instruments Carolyn and John Skelton bring their combined virtuosity to bear on the Gallery Organ, the Chancel Organ, and the Harpsichord at the Annisquam Village Church on … Continue reading

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Reminders: Friends of the HarborWalk Cleanup Sunday (Tomorrow) Morning at 10:00am and Last Day to ORDER MILKWEED SEEDS

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! The order for milkweed seeds and asters in being placed on … Continue reading

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ORDER YOUR MILKWEED SEEDS TODAY!

The order for milkweed seeds and asters in being placed on Monday so please get your orders in before then. Thank you! Thank you so very much to everyone participating in the Cape Ann Milkweed Project! Lots more good information to … Continue reading

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Got Milkweed?

Gordon L. Osborne from Newport, Vermont, writes the following (he’s a friend of Fred Bodin and Clark Linehan: retired from Varian Semiconductor): Hi Kim, The milkweed seeding program caught my interest. Last year I had a notion to do a still … Continue reading

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