An opportunity to photograph butterflies was fun and rewarding with a macro lens. My usual schedule includes portraits, news and sports assignments. What a thrill it was to have a small change from my regular schedule which allowed me to visit the Cleveland Botanical Garden. The tropical feel combined with the whimsical butterflies greeted me in the garden, which inspired my decision to focus on the detail and color of the beautiful creatures.
I’m usually more content to be on the sidelines and live vicariosly through others. But after reading Diana Rossetti’s summer hot spots story, I think I’ve got the bug. She highlights a new zip line canopy tour in Hocking Hills as a perfect summer attraction for local adventurers.
Pottery studios offer a challenge or a night out. When the rainy-day blues pop up this summer, nurture your creative side or entertain the kids with a visit to one of the area’s paint-it-and-take-it pottery shops.
From the French word “shop”; one that specializes in elite and fashionable items. Exclusive. Eclectic. Exquisite. Those are a few of the adjectives that describe a boutique, those charming, independently owned shops that reflect the proprietor’s sense of art and fashion, where stylish staff happily cater to clients and purchases are packaged in pretty paper bags with plumes of tissue paper, like a gift, even if it is yours to keep.
Encouraging children to read is the focus of the Mayor’s Literacy Commission of Canton. And, to that end, Thelma Slater and others who have worked since the commission started in 1987 have been actively focusing on the adult and family literacy needs in the community.
The seventh annual Canton Blues Festival promises to be a scorcher. Joe Bonamassa, hailed as the “New King of the Blues” by Guitar Player magazine, will bring his hard-driving sound to Canton on Friday, June 20.