Kim Smith Reminder

A full schedule is planned this week–fall plantings, the premiere of The Butterfly Garden at Willow, and my lecture in New Hampshire. Rather than cooking half the night away Wednesday evening, I planned ahead and spent the weekend making lots of treats for Thursday’s premiere. I hope you can come!!

Thursday morning’s lecture in Amherst, Butterfly Gardening, promises to be a joyful, and informative, program. This summer my Fujifilm x100 gave me many new photos worth including in my lecture series and I couldn’t resist creating an entirely new slide show. I sorted though thousands of new photos over the weekend. And now, to tackle the video footage shot this summer—a daunting task ahead, but one I am sure will be rewarding!

I hope you are warm and cozy and not without power. Sixty-degree temperatures are predicted for the weekend! New England weather—as the adage goes-so very predictably unpredictable!

Warmest wishes, Kim

Oriental Lily Casa Blanca (2)Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, WillowdaleMonarch emerging from chrysalis

Kim’s Blog: Kim Smith Designs

At The Shore, We Are All Children

The hurrying tumbling waves, quick-broken crests, slapping,
The strata of color’d clouds, the long bar of maroon-tint, away solitary by itself—the spread of purity it lies motionless in,
The horizon’s edge, the flying sea-crow, the fragrance of salt marsh and shore mud;
These became part of that child who went forth every day, and who now goes, and will always go forth every day.

From There Was a Child Went Forth, Walt Whitman.

SKI MOVIE PREMIERE Friday, November 18th

Award-winning Ski Film producer Matchstick Productions, in conjunction with the Rockport Middle School Ski Club, will host a World Premier screening of their 2011 film “Attack of La Nina” on Friday, November 18th at 7:30 p.m. at the Rockport High School Auditorium.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students under 14 and will be available at the door.  Doors open at 6:30.  Door prizes and Swag will be given away.  MSP is widely heralded for its use of High Definition technology in capturing the most extreme winter athletes ripping big lines around the globe. This Powder Magazine “Ski Movie of the Year” was filmed on location in Colorado, California, British Columbia, Alaska and more! The RMS Ski Club offers students the opportunity to learn about the sport of skiing by making available transportation, lessons, gear and lift tickets weekly during the Winter.
Proceeds go to support the RMS Ski Club.

Shep Abbott Coincidentally Took a Picture Of A Sign Before It Went Missing and Asked Me To Post The Picture of Said Sign For Him

Shep happened to have a picture of a sign he “noticed” before it was removed.  He asked me to post it. So here you go.

Shep writes-

I’m attaching a photo of a sign I noticed at Grant Circle which subsequently disappeared. I wonder who might have removed it. Perhaps you’d like to publish the photo with a query as to who might have removed it. Thanks ..


Must have been some no good hippie with nothing better to do because he wasn’t at work.

What Do You Think?

What Do You Think?

Mass Produced Art in China.

Published: July 15, 2005
SHENZHEN, China – Zhang Libing has painted more van Goghs than van Gogh ever did.

At 26, Mr. Zhang estimates that he has painted up to 20,000 copies of van Gogh’s works in a paint-spattered third-floor garret here where freshly washed socks and freshly painted canvases dry side-by-side on the balcony.

Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Zhang Libing estimates that he has produced up to 20,000 copies of paintings by Van Gogh.



Present is opening for 2011!

Thursday, November 3 · 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Join us as we celebrate the opening of Present for the 2011 holiday season. Come to our new spot at 122 Main Street, right next to The Franklin. We will have food and drink and plenty of great locally-made goods.

               Present 2011 is:

Karin Chapin
Amanda Cook
Jane Cunningham
Brittan Davis
Micah Dean 
Jessica Demarjian
Jill Demeri 
Elizabeth Grammas
Anne Hyde
Jill Josephson
Pam Lally
Sharon Lowe
Camilla Macfadyen
Stephanie Mason
Melanie Murray-Brown
Mary Rhinelander
Twin Light Studios

Holy Guacamole!!!!! You Gotta Check Out The Atlantis Oceanfront Inn Live Sunrise on

Check ‘em all out at

The view from the Atlantis Oceanfront Café (closed til next spring) webcam-


and from the rooms-


The rollout continues!

Tim Blakeley from has been kicking butt with the installs.

Today Schooner Lannon should be live.

We’re at 19 live cams with 9 more scheduled to go live soon!

Here’s the current interactive map-


Feel free to fill out this form to get on the list to promote your business or community organization.

here’s how it all started-

OK Kids It’s Time you Know About Our Latest Plan To Promote Gloucester

Posted on October 13, 2011 by Joey C