The bud of a Cephalaria gigantea, slightly macabre I think, but very beautiful. It turns into this:
Perennial wallflower which sprawls and will not behave but is forgiven for these flowers.
No words necessary.
I watched this bee climb up the bench walk all the way along to one end and then back again. It came across these forget -me -nots along the way and stopped for a drink. Then it fell off then end of the bench and I lost it. I have no idea what it was doing.