Walking has some benefits other than just lowered blood pressure and a feeling of inner peace. Walking gives one the opportunity to see things that would otherwise have been missed.
Today was an ordinary day of nondescript summer weather here — sunny and warm with some haze, but unremarkable in every way. I procrastinated on taking my daily walk until the sun was going down and I couldn’t put it off any more. (No street lights here, and it isn’t a good idea to go wandering around in the dark woods at night.)
After the sun went below the horizon came the biggest sun spike I have ever seen. I guess that’s what you would call it. It appeared to me to be an upside down reflection of the sun off a layer of clouds.