Category Archives: Home and Garden

Recipe for Homemade Furniture Polish

The following recipe was published in 2010 and is on my website; the post also includes a number of uses for vinegar and water formuals for use in your home and garden (including cleaning bird feeders and deterrent to Winter … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Experienced an Allergic Reaction to Dawn Dish Detergent?

Today I did. Dramatically and immediately. My neck and chest are still covered in red itchy hives. I had run out of our usual Ecover detergent and grabbed an old bottle of Dawn that was shoved deep in the far … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterfly Explosion!

Monarch Butterfly Explosion! I am back from Mexico and, although there for less than a week, there was much to take in. My most sincerest thanks to all our readers for your safe-travels well-wishes and kind thoughts! The butterflies were … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey: That’s All Folks (Until Next Year…)

I grimace because I care… Season 4 of Downton Abbey is over, and as much as I love to complain about its soap opera excesses, I’m gonna miss now it’s gone. I’m already looking forward to next winter, when the … Continue reading

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I Love Sumac!

Now that’s not an opinion you don’t hear very often. I try to get my clients to love it too or, if they can’t enjoy Smooth Sumac for its unusual beauty, to at least appreciate the shrub for the myriad … Continue reading

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Mary Tucker Submits East Main Street Photos from 1905

Good morning Kim ~ these photos came from a publication I have titled “Photographic History of Gloucester” published in 1976 by Cape Ann Bank and Trust.  Notice the street car tracks ~ next photo you will be able to see … Continue reading

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Natural Resources Defense Council Licenses Butterfly Kisses for Valentine’s Day

One of my Monarch Butterfly photos of a male and female Monarch was licensed for the NRDC Green Gifts initiative. Here’s a link to the site and description:  CREATE A MONARCH SANCTUARY Send your Valentine some springtime warmth with a … Continue reading

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Birds of Cape Ann: Mourning Doves and Why Birds Fluff When Cold

Pair of Mourning Doves in Pear Tree While writing this post and listening to recorded songs of Mourning Doves, I was immediately transported to my grandparent’s summer cottage on Cape Cod. Their home was sited on a bluff overlooking Cape Cod … Continue reading

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Winter Foliage

After the storm a little of Winter foliage appeared.. Can’t wait for the green stuff!  

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Exterminate All Swans by 2025

Female (left) and Male Mute Swans at Niles Pond The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s war on swans includes gassing, shooting, and oiling eggs on nests to prevent them from hatching. Their stated goal is to eliminate all … Continue reading

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Happy Hot Chocolate Days!

Aren’t snow days simply the best? I think I looked forward to them as much as did my kids. As a working mom a snowy day meant magical extra time off with my children, and was a day made even more … Continue reading

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Seaside Garden Club Presents All About Bonsai February 11th

Hi Kim- I hope you can post this in GMG for our club. I am very interested in this topic.  Hope all is well with you – keep up the good work!  Love, love your posts and photos – amazing … Continue reading

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What We Can Do to Help the Monarchs

Everywhere we turn this past month, there is a report in a major newspaper about the declining Monarch butterfly population. This forwarded from one of our GMG readers: “Monarch butterflies keep disappearing. Here’s why,” was published in the Washington Post … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterflies in Crisis

Each winter, since I began photographing the Monarchs in 2006, I compare this graph from Journey North to the number of butterflies observed on Cape Ann. As you can clearly see, this is the worst year on record, which corresponds … Continue reading

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Request for Help from GMG Community and Monarch Film Update

For the past three years I have been filming the life story of the Monarch Butterfly in backyards and along the shores of Cape Ann. My original intent was to tell the story of the butterflies primarily as it relates … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey: Post-Episode Breakdown

First, let’s just get this out of the way: this show is awful. Bad writing and a terrible plot have conspired to ruin what, during the first season anyway, was once a beacon of televised goodness across a crowded wasteland. … Continue reading

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Huge Sale at Savour Wine and Cheese!

EVERYTHING is on sale for 15% off! Sale Begins Tuesday, the 21st through Sunday, the 26th. ~  EVERYTHING! ~

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