Almighty joke? Erect soldiers standing to attention by the path side to greet the day after a night of violent storms. Well at least the Almighty Architect had a sense of humour. Seeing the state of the world, there was some doubt about that. Or maybe he or she just had a limited palette of forms to chose from.
I was told by a man who prowls the woods every day in search of mushrooms that they are called ‘lépiottes’ in French. In English, according to my dictionary, that if parasol mushroom. Apparently, they are comestible.