This ... thing.
First, I do not know how to use my digital camera so there is no photo forthcoming! There. I've admitted it.
Second, I have this Thing growing in my garden. It's about the 3rd Thing I've seen like this. About 1 a year, each in a different place.
It looks like a carrot. Orange, pointy, and sticking out of the ground. However, they're hollow. This newest Thing is about 6'' long, where the others might not have had a chance to grow that big before I noticed them. This newest Thing has a black end, about 1.5' of it, with a white smudge or something on the end of it.
As the heat of the day progressed, it collapsed or wilted a bit. I'm going out to check on it in a minute to see if it perks up in the shade of evening.
What do you think this thing is? Weird!