Stephen Kirkpatrick

Monday, December 24, 2012

Regifting

An article in today's Clarion Ledger provided scientific proof of something many of us have already known for years.

Titled "Study: Spending Time in Nature Helps Creativity," the article recapped the results of a scientific study by psychologists at the University of Utah and University of Kansas. The study showed that people who spent time in nature, disconnected from all of their electronic devices, scored 50 percent higher on creativity tests. The article went on to explain that the negative effects of "being in front of a computer all day, every day can be offset by spending time in nature."

If too much time spent on your computer, in front of the TV, or staring at your iPad has left you feeling a little drained and weary, give yourself an extra gift this holiday season. Spend some time outdoors.

I hope the photos below will remind you what's out there waiting if you'll take the time to enjoy it.  

Merry Christmas.


Gray Squirrel



Green-winged Teal

Sunrise and Decoys

White-tailed Deer



Mallard Landing



Ring-necked Ducks Passing



White-tailed Deer


Wood Duck in Flight

Wood Ducks at Sunrise



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