I have fallen in love with proteas, to be exact the spent ones. Aren't they just amazing. Love the geometrical pattern that is left when the seeds have been disbursed by the wind. Love the different shades of browns, greys and charcoals... in contrast to the vivid autumnal colours in the surroundings.
I call it morbid love, because to be honest, I do love the remnants of the protea after a fire, which is the seedpods with dried out leaves and charcoal colours!
Feeling really inspired!