On our regular daily dog walk we often see a strange flower at this time of year.
It comes up out of bare earth with no leaves or buds or any other attachments other than what you see here.
We have asked the few people who live up here in the area if they know what it is but nobody seems to have a clue.
One old man said he thought it was a form of fungus, but he wasn't sure.
Here's another view. Any help would be welcome. Either in the comment section or at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.