Wouldn't it be odd to stumble upon a glistening white coral as you wander through the woods? As if, just before you got there, the whole forest was a tropical reef and you discovered one of the stragglers left behind by the change.
They're actually mushrooms of course, lovely, elegant mushrooms.
Image: Eric Smith
They reach about 5 cm (2 in) tall and the same across and can be found all over the place, in various parts of North America, Europe, Asia and Australia
Image: Biopix: JC Schou
To me they look like mythical palaces. Like the poor pixies live in toadstools while the rich ones live in these heavenly edifices of wonder and delight. That's the reality of pixie society, I'm afraid.