Rain Again

Pencilled Cranes-bill Geranium versicolor

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Hardy geranium. June 2019, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

Season’s First

Pencilled Cranes-bill Geranium versicolor

Coming home from work this afternoon I spotted this single Pencilled Cranes-bill Geranium versicolor, the first of the season, and just had to takes its picture.

May 2018, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman

Catching The Light

Pencilled Cranes-bill Geranium versicolor


Pencilled Cranes-bill (Geranium versicolor), rear garden, Staffordshire, England. May 2017.

Crane’s-bills

Meadow Crane's-bill Geranium pratense
Meadow Crane’s-bill (Geranium pratense)
Pencilled Crane's-bill (Geranium versicolor)
Pencilled Crane’s-bill (Geranium versicolor)
French Crane’s-bill Geranium endressi
French Crane’s-bill (Geranium endressii)

I have always had Crane’s-bills geraniums growing in my gardens. They have to be one of my very favourtie flowers which die down in the autumn and pop up again in the spring, year after year. The colours and patterns are so vivid, and they attract a lot of different species of bee and bumblebee.


Front and rear gardens, Staffordshire. May 2017.

A Beautiful Opening

Pencilled Crane’s-bill Geranium versicolor

You don’t always need a macro lens to take close up photos. This was taken with my Nikon 300mm telephoto zoom lens.


Pencilled Crane’s-bill (Geranium versicolor), rear garden, Staffordshire, England.May 2017.