I picked these lovely dried flowers during my walk this morning. These are actually the dried fruits of a tree that has beautiful violet flowers. I don't know the name. The fruits after drying split open in this wonderful way to disperse the seeds.
And the vase is an empty glass bottle with almost white sand and shells that I got from my Andaman holiday. More about it another day :)
This one is for the May Flower Challenge hosted by Lori Moon. If you want to see some beautiful flower pics do go and visit the participants.