Hanna and Riley on a visit to Nonnie and Papa

Hanna 2 years old and Riley 4 came for an overnight visit to Papa and Nonnie.  Even in the winter time there is so much fun we can have in Gloucester.  We went to see my favorite horses and of course visited Marshall Farm to see the Alpacas.

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Friday Night is FREE Yoga Movie Night

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Come and meet people who like feeling strong, healthy, and clear headed. One of the most exciting things about practicing yoga is knowing that you and the people around you sincerely care about their own health and the well-being of those around them. Come and get to know your incredible neighbors at our first Yoga Movie Night!

Friday night (Jan 8) at

Cape Ann Power Yoga from 7-10pm

Above the main entrance of Brown’s Mall

at 186 Main Street, Gloucester

We’ll be watching a movie about the origins of the modern yoga. T.K.V. Krishnamacharya is the grandfather of Vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa yoga includes any practice that links breath and poses, adapting sequences to best serve the students.


  • People who don’t do yoga are invited!
  • Children, babies, and grandparents are invited!
  • Teachers and students from all of Cape Ann’s yoga studios (especially those of you who haven’t been to CAPY yet) are invited!

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This first weekend of 2016 was an exciting one for our lovers of all things avian. Niles Pond especially was teeming with beautiful diving ducks, most notably the Canvasback Duck. Several Ring-necked Ducks were spotted as were a trio of the elegantly understated dabbling Gadwalls. American Coots and Buffleheads have been at Niles now for more than a month; the Buffleheads are especially abundant.

Canvasback Duck Niles Pond Gloucester Massachusetts ©Kim Smith 2016Too far in the middle of the pond for my wimpy 200mm lens, at least you can see for identification purposes the Canvasback Duck and the Ring-necked Duck

Gadwall Niles Pond Gloucester massachusetts ©Kim Smith 2016Gadwalls 

American Coot Niles Gloucester Massachusetts ©Kim Smith 2016American Coot

Mr. Swan Niles Pond ©Kim Smith 2016Mr. Swan!

Ring-necked Duck Gloucester Massachusetts ©Kim Smith 2016

Ring-necked Duck and Canvasback Duck

Canvasback Range Map




Resolve to Achieve Your Healthy Goals for 2016!

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New Year’s Resolutions – The tradition of New Year’s resolutions can include the promise of self-improvement or doing more to help others.

According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, listed among the top 10 Resolutions in 2015 were –

 #1 – Lose Weight.     #5 – Stay Fit and Healthy.     #7 – Stop Smoking

All 3 Can be Helped Through Reiki, Meditation and Hypnosis! The 2015 Holiday Season has come to a close and now it’s time to get back on track with healthy eating, exercise, and other positive, healthy goals.For the full list of ‘Top 10 Resolutions in 2015’ – Statistic Brain Research Institute

A Google Consumer Survey found the top 2 Resolutions for 2016 were –

#1 – Enjoy Life to the Fullest       #2 – Enjoy a Healthier Lifestyle.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said – “The 1st Wealth is…

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