OK you forced my hand now, what are these????
Well Marston, you're really getting good,When we were visiting our relatives in California, for the first time I saw what they call a "Bottle Brush" tree (shrub). The blooms were red though. The picture you are showing reminds me of the Bottle Brush. I just can't remember what the leaves were like. Could it be Bottle Brush?
These flowers are Banksia, discovered by Joseph Banks who was the Botanist on Cook's first voyage of discovery to Australia...
Thanks Bob Godefroy for the pic.
I know I'm not playing fair but I make the rules....