Fallen cones from a neighbor's monkey puzzle tree.
An interesting lichen/moss covered branch or two.
The thing that I was really pleased about was finding branches from the monkey puzzle tree of a neighbor who is pleased to have them taken away so they don't have to clean them up.
My arranging skills aren't that great but here's some stuff shoved into a vase that's a bit too big to come inside.
It certainly cannot live here.
So it gets to stay in the room formerly used to store plants for the winter until I decide what to do with those cool monkey puzzle branches. Spray painted gold and used with greens at Christmas? Giant antennae for jack o lanterns? What would you do with them?
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting In a Vase on Monday! Check out her blog to find links to lots of great arrangements.