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 ‘lÃ©piottes’ in French. In English, according to my dictionary, that if parasol mushroom. Apparently, they are comestible.