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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!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cindy - Florida 10:30-11:30 AM

The weather is beautiful! I know there are some who might disagree, but to me it is just perfect. Just by the change of the shadows, and where the sun falls in relation to my house, I can tell it is Fall in Florida. Even the heat is different. From June 1 until August 31 the heat is stifling, and than something happens. The air, all of a sudden, losses some of its density. When the sun hides behind a cloud the air is cool and light. I love Fall, even in Florida. I think it is my favorite season.

Today I decided to revisit a bike path from a few weeks ago. I started at a different location this time. Here are the pictures from the last walk, click here. Most of this path is shielded by trees. It was a wonderful walk, almost spiritual. In this first collection of pictures, you can see my shade covered path. It was so much prettier in person. I call this collect, the one-point perspective lesson. Remember that lesson from you seventh grade art class? Horizon line, vanishing point and all lines converge to meet at the vanishing point, creating the illusion of depth. Simple:)

I was enjoying the diffused light through the forest of trees that surrounded me. It was so cozy.
I took a picture of the sun shining through this tree. Just by step over a half an inch, look at the difference in the size of the sun glaring through the trees!
There were little splashes of color here and there, but you had to look closely. Most were humble weeds. I fell in love with the purple plant. The house, in the sepia toned photo, looked so quaint, I had to click! The upper left photo is an example of a french curve in nature. After all isn't all good design inspired by nature?
You know you are really beginning to appreciate the simple things when mushrooms are an exciting find. What creatively fit walk would be complete without a few good mushrooms?!
These mushrooms looked like they were dusted with cocoa powder.

These little mushrooms were my favorite. I had to shoot them from various angles. I really like the monochromatic color scheme of these photos.

Today was a really good walk! Although I stopped briefly to connect with nature I also walked quickly for a good workout. My body and spirit felt very satisfied. I am so thankful for the simple things in life.
Did you have a good walk today?
I'd love to see it!


Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

Love your "one point perspective" collage. So glad you didn't run into any pythons today.

LIke Florida people often think there is no autumn in California. It's just quieter and you have to know where to look to find it. Have a great weekend.

Hayley @ When I Grow UP said...

Quite a lesson, Cindy! I love your mushroom shot. We'll have to get our mushroom collage up soon. It appears to me that someone is walking in isolated areas...hmmm...

I can barely see the house in the sepia photo. Looks like a hide-a-way...

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

Yes I'm glad I didn't run into any slithery creatures!

Actually, this bike path has just enough of bikers, joggers, walkers to feel a part of civilization plus Markham Woods runs right along side this path. I snapped my photos during quiet moments when no one was passing or had just passed:)

Hayley @ When I Grow UP said...

Lucky you! I must find a place like that! I've worked myself up into a frenzy about people in isolated places--like at the field of trees.

By the way, I may be in your neck of the woods next week. Perhaps we should schedule a walk?!