Many of Portland’s Western Red Cedar trees are dying due to climate changes. In the park near our home, it has happened to many of them in the past twelve months. The only good thing that came out of it was The Stump. One particular stump we found is now “our stump” and L and G love to play on it. They’ve played on it on cloudy days, on sunny days, and in the rain. It is hard for L to play with G on any focused activities with coloring or building. But physical play is usually easy and lasts a pretty long time.