These small mushrooms seemed to sprout all at once on the old grandmother stump near a bend in the Hazelnut Loop Trail.    This old stump was an aged giant when Seattle was first logged by European settlers over a century ago, but she still stands as a sentinel, reminding us of the vibrant forests that once stood on this site and even now hosting new life that will help seed the polycultural forest of the future.  

I imagine her sighing deep breaths of relief as her family sprouts again in their ancient home.