Sunrays shine through a foggy forest canopy in this majestic photo of Redwood National and State Parks (NPS) in California. Redwoods get about 40 percent of their water intake from coastal fog. Photographer Michael Ryan hadn’t planned to shoot that evening, but when he saw light blasting through the forest canopy, he knew he was finally in the right place at the right time. “Fleeting moments like these don’t come often, and I feel extremely fortunate that I had the experience I wanted. Suffice to say, it was one I will never forget.” Photo courtesy of Michael Ryan.— with Michael Ryan Photography at Redwood National and State Parks (NPS). (Via Department of the Interior Facebook page.)
“There is something about the pace of walking and the pace of thinking that goes together. Walking requires a certain amount of attention but it leaves great parts of the time open to thinking. I do believe once you get the blood flowing through the brain it does start working more creatively,” says Geoff Nicholson, author of The Lost Art of Walking.