Hi Phil. Lovely selection of pictures which made me smile. The flower is a close relative of goatsbeard - it is, I believe, a wild salsify Tragopogon porrifolius. Hope you have a good day in the sun :-)
THANKS MEL HAVE BEEN GARDENING ALL DAY,GOT MY RUNNER BEANS IN AND HOLES READY FOR TOMATOES.GLAD THEY MADE YOU SMILE,THAT SALSIFY IS IT A FOREIGNER?