This vase was hiding in a downstairs bathroom with a few dried branches from last year. It has a crack on the back side where it won’t show, but that means no water. I noticed that its base kind of echoes the shapes of the little white pumpkins that have been around since before Halloween.
There were some seed heads and dried sword-shaped leaves from Crocosmias gone by and three stems of Phlomus to nestle in to a profusion of Chaxmanthium lactiflorum seeds that have faded to the color of pale wheat.
A dried branch of Eucalyptus provides a drooping element.
A few puffs of dried Allium complete the picture. R always laughs at me when I stoop to pick up fallen leaves, bits of moss and the like. Here, a few of those leaves strewn about strike me as just the right autumnal touch. What do you s’pose Cathy has in store for you in her Monday Vase? Here’s a hint: she goes over the top with color, which makes up for my neutrality.