Before digital cameras came along, you had to set your "F stop" to the proper setting to have the right exposure for your photos. There was a saying among photojournalists: "F8 and be there."--set your camera to F8, and get to the scene ready to go. Not that much has changed, really.

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Purple Flowers

Purple flowers, about 3 inches high. They are cute and pretty and I have no idea what they are--and I planted them! Help!


  1. Dear The Observer,
    I took a picture of some of these and didn't know either! I'd never seen them before. I just looked them up on Google, I believe they are called Muscari.

    I could Definitely have thought of a better name.

    Lovely photo!
    Ann T.

  2. Ann T:
    Yes, that is the name--I remember it now. This is their second spring.

    This fall, I'm going to plant more spring bulbs, that way, more springy goodness.

    The Observer



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