Join the Fun!

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!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sara - California Wednesday 10:00-11:30 AM

This is my first post here at Creatively Fit. Thank you, Diane in Australia for telling me about this. I am excited about joining you all in the days ahead, walking and being creative at the same time. What a great combination!

It's a bit warmer today here in Southern California, and there is sunshine after our unusually rainy week last week! So this morning about 10:00 I drove up to Signal Hill for a gallivant and to see what I could see.

During my 3-mile walk around (and around, and around again!) the hill, camera in hand and big floppy sunhat on my head, I saw some lovely cheerful sights. This little flower was out of reach over my head so I simply pointed the camera up, zoomed in a bit, and viola!

A mere two inches across, dozens of these pretty pale mauve faces adorn a large, loosely flowing bush.

Where the road ends, and the downhill slope begins...

...I saw winter-bare trees creating dramatic shadows around a gentle, green-velvet lined curve...

At the top of the hill, fruit-laden palm trees bask the sun.

Elsewhere I came across this strange plant life that looks like it should be under the sea....

...and distant views, somewhat hazy, of the snow-topped San Bernardino Mountains half-hidden by clouds and beautifully framed by this wonderfully betasseled and beaded tree.

It is good to be outside and commune with beauty like this.


Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

Sara, Welcome Aboard!! And thank you Diane for helping Sara find us!!

Your pictures are gorgeous! I love the first flower photo!!
And the plant overlooking the hillside is very interesting. Definitely other worldly!

I look forward to see many more of your wonderful walks!
Have a great day!

Hayley @ When I Grow UP said...

Lovely photos and beautifully written post. I felt like I was on the journey with you. Welcome to Creatively Fit! It's so much fun when new people join us. We get a sense of the entire world around us!

Can't wait to see many more of your walks.


diane said...

Another lovely walk and a long one. The plants are unusual. I like the betassled tree.

Evelyn Howard said...

I like this walk too :)