A Late Spring Walk - May 2013
The Linn Park is rich in woodland that has been left to mature naturally.
There is nothing quite like walking through a wood. Just being surrounded by large and matures trees, the air filled with bird song, the tranquillity of the wood which counters the overwhelming sense of busy-ness that most of us experience in our daily lives. And then two squirrels chase each other around the large trunk of an old pine. Whose mood would not be uplifted by watching their antics, it is as if they were putting on a show just for you.
The sun creates a dappled pattern as its rays streamed through the foliage and, as you stroll along, your footfall is cushioned by that soft and luxurious carpet of dropped pine needles, which have accumulated over the years. And in each step taken, there is that heady fragrance, a mixture of pine and earth that invades your senses, and calms your mind. How much the natural world gives to us; irrespective of whether you are rich or poor in the wood everyone is equal, everyone can share in the peace and tranquillity of the place and everyone, can find the exquisite pleasure of walking along that soft and giving path of pine needles.