Then Mr O'Connor sent me this picture of some fungi apparently growing from the tarmac of the Queen's highway, and the resolution began to weaken.
So I gave up and published the pictures, but I'm NOT going to try to identify them. I'm not. It spoils the enjoyment of their beauty.
Well, perhaps I'll have a go at one or two. The red ones in the last picture may be scarlet waxcaps, Hygrocybe coccinea, and.... I give up.
Many thanks to Richard O'Connor for the picture of the road.