This is such an intriguing pod to me. Not only do I not know the plants name (it has delicate little red flowers) but these pods appear in fall each year. They start of this lovely bi-color of green and brown then turn almost burnt sienna and finally a black brown.
This one reminded me of a fairy dress. I know stretch your imagination here and bear with me. Picture the stem part as the tiny waist, add a head and you have a beautifully exotic dress. It would have to be a ballroom adventure in order to pull off this look but I think those charming pixies can do it. Okay, you got me, thinking outside the box again but it is an awfully fun place to visit you know! What did you see?