As I've photographed holiday assignments for The Bee, I've captured moments on my iPhone for my Instagram feed to show festivities around town.
Also, it's been fun on Instagram to watch people on my follow list collect images of what is special to them this time of year. For me, it's seeing the results of my wife's decorating around the house, or the way Christmas Tree Lane comes alive on walk nights, or even my dog in a Santa hat.
I'm inviting you to join the fun by capturing the joy of the season with your own Instagram images. Share your photos from around the central San Joaquin Valley on Instagram (download the app from your smart phone's app store for free) and hashtag them with #fresnobee celebrations. Include user @fresnobeehive, using the tag function, so we're sure to see your images. After we've collected a few, we'll share some photos on a future Life cover.
Keep an eye on fresnobeehive.com for a gallery of celebration images. To follow me on Instagram, search user @ck_foto. Follow the Beehive at @fresnobeehive.