A Shift in the Wind…

Over the next few weeks, you’ll notice a shift in the blogging winds here at Spann of Time.

With The Ninja’s Daughter set to release on August 2, I’m changing up the blogging just a little. Mondays will remain my days for Japanese culture and history posts (still featuring photos from Japan), and  the Twitter #Publaw feed and its associated post will continue to hold the Wednesday spot.

However, I’m shifting my aquarium-related posts to Fridays (Fishy Friday, anyone?) and moving forward, Tuesday and Thursday will belong to guest posts, the occasional book reviewer writing-relating musings . . . and photography.

I’ve loved photography all my life, and those who watch my Facebook pages know I share daily photos there. I’m going to experiment through the summer with more photography-related posts here on the blog, and we’ll see how that works out for me. And for the rest of you, of course.

I’m kicking it off today, with a photo I captured last week in the U.C. Davis Arboretum. I noticed a bunch of pollen-carrying bees paying special attention to a flowering bush beside the path, and wondered whether my iPhone camera was fast enough to freeze a bee in flight.

Here’s the answer:

16E31 Bee

My father loved to photograph flowers and insects (preferably together) and the moment I saw this photo, I thought of him and knew he would have loved it.

Do you enjoy taking photos of nature? travel? pets? I’d love to hear what you like to “shoot” in the comments, and also what kind of camera you use!