Monday, 19 July 2010

Macro Monday

Thank you to Lisa of 'Lisa's Chaos' for organising and hosting this meme. Click on her name to visit and see more mesmerising macros.
Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) or wild geranium is a very common cranesbill, seeding itself freely around the garden. I suppose it is technically a weed but I love to see it growing with wild abandon in nooks and crannies and next to snootier plants.The flowers are pinkish-mauve and the stems turn a beautiful red as the plant ages.  It can easily overshadow other plants, developing height and spread according to the space in which it's growing so has to be controlled. It roots very shallowly so is easy to pull up and, like all geraniums, the foliage has a pungent smell which I like but many don't.
Strictly speaking, this photograph is not a macro shot as it has been cropped from a larger photograph.

8 comments:

  1. These flowers look so delicate, and beautiful..It can take over my yard any time!

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  2. Well done with cropping! I like the colors I wish we could them here, then it would look nice in the frontyard.

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  3. The light in this shot is beautiful!

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  4. I'm impressed my the clarity of this photo. Herb Robert is a tiny flower!

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  5. I love wild geraniums, great shot.

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  6. I always have some of these in the garden - they are beautiful.

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  7. My wife gets mad a me for not pulling these when I weed, or at least she used to. Now, she lets me have my little crane's bill patch.

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