Sorry for the shocking photos.
In the garden I try and tread the line between cutting down everything and having it look a bedraggled mess for winter. Though some things look good in decay there is a lot more that doesn't. I often read how such and such looks good covered in frost. In my opinion most things look good when frosty but we don't get that much frost here so the bedraggled look is far more common!
Anyway I cut these stems to bring in as I was very taken by their structure. Photographing was much harder but I hope you get the idea here.
A quick word about the vase. This is one we bought at a local market a couple of years ago. It does hold water but I tend to forget to top it up. For me it's best with dried material and looks great on this small bit of wall.
It's clay with patterns stamped in to it, wired onto a piece of driftwood.
So no colour from me today but for colourful and inventive vases go to In a Vase on a Monday, hosted by Cathy - Rambling in the Garden.