It may be a new year, but apparently I haven’t turned over a new leaf. I took the drive to Safety Harbor for the sunrise on New Year’s Day and found a lovely sunrise and friendly photographers. It wasn’t until later that I discovered that I must have bumped the dial on the camera causing almost all my shots to be overexposed. Operator error, I should have been checking the shots as I went.In addition to the sunrise I was also hoping to see spoonbills while I was there. And I did see them, three of them, flying in and landing on a sand bar out in the water. And that was the last I saw of them, but I got my 10,000 steps in while walking the boardwalk looking for them.I also told my friend about the fun photo challenge I had joined with my group. You select a ‘companion’ and use it in an iconic Florida photo, one a day for two weeks. I took some practice shots that day even though we weren’t supposed to take them until the 2nd. Frankie the Flamingo will make her way into a few more shots in the next couple of weeks I’m sure. But because of the challenge I was sent to the art center for some photos. And I was told that the park across from Starbucks holds a 100 year old live oak that was the center of local drama a while back. Some wanted it to be removed, but the locals objected. I guess I know who won. These were taken before the 2nd so I can’t add them to the group album, but I can use them here.