I’ve been down the trail hundreds of times. I’ve even written about the carved mushroom just off the trail by the old quatrz mine.
But this one is new. Sometime in the past week or so someone has carved a new mushroom out of a tree stump. It is perhaps a little more primitive than the one further down the trail, but how complicated does a mushroom have to be?
My wife asked me the other day if we had started taking the Black Forest for granted. I just laughed and said “Of course.” What tourists flock to is just background to those of us who live there.
Which is why I can’t remember if there was a tree there before that was chopped down, or just a stump. I suppose it doesn’t matter.
It is nice that someone has taken the time to brighten up the walk and put their carving talents to use.