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Today is a new day! It is time to get away from the computer, put on those walking shoes, get out, get fit and be creative! How is walking a creative activity? Well, pick up your camera, take it with you and start clicking away! You will be amazed by all the interesting and wonderful things you will discover, on your ordinary walk, around your once familiar neighborhood.

Become a Creatively Fit Teammate!

Creatively Fit is a fitness/photography blog designed to motivate blogger/photographers to get in shape. Each day, participants from across the globe are encouraged to walk, click, and connect with others who are grabbing their walking shoes and their cameras in an effort to stay creative and fit.

The task is simple. Leave a comment on a post, stating that you would like to join, and include your email address. You will receive an invitation to join the team. The assignment:

1. Walk 30-60 minutes each day (3-5 days per week). Work within your fitness level. Set a time limit that you are comfortable with (10, 15, 20 minutes). It's all about having fun and getting moving. Creativity and Fitness are bonuses!!
2. Click - Take photos of your journey.
Everything and anything goes, but we like creativity.
3. Connect - Post your name, state or country, time of walk, and 4 or 5 photos to the Creatively Fit blog.
4. Encourage one another with your comments and posts. Comments help to motivate one another into getting out there and sharing some more!
5. That’s it!

Our goal is to motivate and inspire one another as we unite together on our journey to creative fitness!! We are so glad you stopped by!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mary - Indiana - 7:15 to 8:15 PM

After being away or completely tied up for the last four days in which I didn't walk even once, I did get out this evening for a one hour photo session/walk. Although it wasn't morning light, it was evening light and almost as good. I enjoyed the light on the lake, the swans and their antics, and the deep pink sunset pictures.

The swam family that I like to watch while I walk seemed to be trying something new. Mom and Dad Swan stayed on an outcropping of land while the children swam far away. Dad swan watched them unceasingly and as I took photos he seemed to become more and more agitated until he came charging across the water to perhaps scare me off.

Soon Mom Swan caught up and they all swam serenely into the sunset with Daughter Swan telling Mom all about the excitement.

And then there were those pinks that I found so enchanting.

All in all it felt good to be creatively walking again and I hope I can get fit soon.


Hayley said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful story. I especially love the "daughter" swan discussing the episode with "Mom". I totally see that!! "Mom" is listening so intently.

I also love the photo with the swans all bowing their heads in the same way, and of course the beautiful solo swan swimming into a pool of light.

I'm so glad you are walking with us, Mary! Thanks for posting. Your captures are truly special.

julie said...

Wow! What beautiful photos - and I love the "swan story." I am getting a little jealous of all you ladies who live near so much water! There is a small lake near me with a path around it, but it is not a place I would go alone. I'll have to drag a friend out of bed some morning so I can take some water pictures, too! :) Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I love these pictures! The swans are so cool, I like what you did with them, and the pictures you got of the sky are just beautiful

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

It's great to see you back. We welcome walks from all different times of the day. It makes it more interesting. I hope to get a few later day walks in too.
Your swan pictures are wonderful. You are the swan paparazzi! hehe

The sunset pictures are spectacular!

Tammy said...

Love love love! You're right, those pinks are gorgeous!