Happy Sunday from a hot, humid and quite steamy New Hampshire. I slept in this morning quite late, but I needed that I guess. And the weather is mix of sun, rain, and clouds, probably thunderstorms ahead, so I'm glad we planned a boating day yesterday because I don't think today would be a very good (or safe) one.
So first of all I have a new page for Art Journal Journey. I am having fun with this month's theme of "In My Garden" hosted by the talented Yvonne.
Its mostly hand painted excepted for the hummingbirds which I used the left overs from a die cut as a stencil to make. Then I stamped the garden saying (from Crafty Individuals). I don't know what these flowers are except they are my own sketch. I wish I had flowers like this in my garden. :)
So last winter I bought a little waterproof camera by Intova. They are built in Hawaii for surfers, and I thought it would be fun when we are boating and/or swimming to have a camera to get some photos.
My first attempt using it I only managed to get 2 photos because I had it on video the whole time. (The video's weren't so good either as I keep thinking I was taking photos so they lasted like 2 seconds). But yesterday I got 108 photos. I'm still working on the learning curve as its a little different from a regular camera. But here's some I liked.
Notice I've never set the date and time stamp. I will one of these days. Something else to figure out.
Its cool to be able to have a camera in the water . Instead of looking out of the boat, I can look back to the boat. I would have never taken my camera or phone into the salt water.
You can see we brought the dogs yesterday. We spent most of the hot day anchored off a little beach on the back side of a state park (Odiorne) . We're in a harbor, and its not a huge beach, but a good calm place to anchor. When the tide is down, like it was yesterday, we can actually walk in from the boat. Its also a good place to swim, and yesterday the water was actually quite warm. At first the dogs were excited to go in but they didn't quite know how to get off of the boat. They were trying to get onto the little swim platform you can see here, like they had seen us do, but the rail was making it difficult for them.
So the hubby came and showed them how to do it.
We gave them a little swim and then they got hoisted back into the boat.
We went in and headed for the beach. Since its not an official beach and on the edge of the state park, lots of people bring their dogs with them.
Good thing, because we look back and first one of them is jumping in and then the other is too.
(And neither of them are jumpers.) They just didn't want miss the fun.
I like the fish-eye lens effect.
And it takes fun underwater photos.
Next time I need to snap a photo like this under the water to get their legs.
I bet that would be a fun photo.
Anyhow, as you can see, it was a fun afternoon and a good way to stay cool.
Hope you're having a fun weekend (or had a fun weekend).
Thanks for stopping and visiting.