I wasn't sure what this was until I went across and looked at a new friend's blog (see the commentary for yesterday and go to Château-Gontier-daily-photo, I will link it later today) this morning and sure enough there was what looked like a similar flower. He said it was an artichoke. So I now believe this is a relative of that plant. If anyone knows for sure let me know.
I hope everyone has a great Thursday. Tonight is our Camera Club meeting where Teresa and I announce the results of the second quarter competition. Our club is planning a big field trip to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone in September so I am going to try and do that one. Should be fun.