Tag Archives: KIM SMITH PHOTO

My Photos in the Boston Sunday Globe Magazine!

boston-globe-logo Happy Airborn! copyCheck 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 image and it will take to the article.Rooster ©Kim Smith 2013

Nasturtium ©Kim Smith 2013 copy

Thanks So Much to Kate and Friends at Wolf Hill!!!

Black Swallowtail Butterfly Male ©Kim Smith 2013Newly Emerged Male Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Thanks to Kate and the team at Wolf Hill for giving me a second Black Swallowtail caterpillar of the season. And, as I was getting ready to discard the parsley plant from the first caterpillar they had found at the garden center earlier in May, I discovered yet a third caterpillar.

Chrysalis #2 eclosed yesterday in the early morning hours. The butterfly in the photo above is newly emerged, so much so that you can see its abdomen is still swollen with fluids as it is expelling a drop. After first drying his wings on the zinnias, he flew off in search of nectar and a mate. I just can’t thank Kate, and everyone at Wolf Hill, who has taken an interest in the caterpillars!

Black Swallowtail Butterfly Zinnia Male ©Kim Smith 2013.Male Black Swallowtail Butterfly and Zinnia

Living in a Whistler Painting

Smith's Cove Gloucester Massachusetts ©Kim Smith 2013

Smith’s Cove in the fog reminds me of Whistler’s Nocturne series. Although British-based, Whistler was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. Click image to view larger.

Garden Tour at Willowdale Estate

Please join me Monday evening for a tour of the butterfly gardens I designed for Willowdale Estate. Come experience a taste of Briar’s gracious hospitality and enjoy refreshments served in the conservatory. The tulips are at their peak and look simply spectacular this year. I will also be showing several of my short films. Please RSVP to Sarah at: Sarah@WillowdaleEstate.com ~ 978-887-8211.

I hope to see you there!

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World’s Greatest Mitten-Glove Design for Photographers

Kate Spade Mitten Glove ©Kim Smith 2013I am just crazy about this mitten design because of the handy flap, which when flipped back, reveals a fingerless glove. If you want to wear it flipped back all the time, the button and loop closure keeps the flap securely in place. The mitten-glove even has a convenient separate thumb flap.

Kate Spade Mitten Glove -2 ©Kim Smith 2013

The only tweaking this design needs is a slightly bigger button and loop because when your hands are freezing, the small loop and ball button are a challenge to negotiate. For all the knitters who read GMG–these would be wonderful in a cashmere or alpaca blend and perhaps a pretty cable knit pattern.

The mitten-glove is a great design for photographers especially. When wearing gloves, I find it easy to accidentally press the wrong button or get myself into an unwanted mode.

Kate Spade Mitten Glove 3 ©Kim Smith 2013

Even with mitten-glove configuration, my pooch and I only lasted about ten minutes in the howling wind when we went for our daily afternoon walk yesterday—straight to the bottom of our hill (Pirates Lane at Smith’s Cove) and straightaway home. Sorry Rosie the Rocket, you’ll have to get your crazy energy out on our next walk!

North Shore Art Association ©Kim Smith 2013

North Shore Art Association

Smith's Cove ©Kim Smith 2013

Pirates Lane at Smith’s Cove

Kyla Hair Salon

Kyla Hair Salon Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2013

Thank you Melissa Cox for recommending the fabulous Heather at Kyla Hair Salon. I Love her!!! 

Kyla Hair Salon Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2013-1

I had such a disagreeable experience the last time I visited a salon that it has been nearly an entire year since my last foray. Heather is prompt, lovely, fun, funny, really good at listening to what you would like, and extremely adept–at one time while she was styling my hair, I counted four hair brushes simultaneously in use!  It won’t be a year between visits now that I’ve met Heather!

Kyla Hair Salon, Heather Murray, Owner.

33 Pleasant Street

978.281.1100

** KimSmith ©Kim Smith 2013 copy

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

From Monday night’s snowstorm, Smiths Cove, Gloucester

Homeward bound,
I wish I was,
Homeward bound,
Home where my thought’s escaping,
Home where my music’s playing,
Home where my love lies waiting
Silently for me.   ~ Simon and Garfunkel