Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"Outdoor Wednesday"

Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is hosting Outdoor Wednesday.

Please visit her inspiring blog for a full list of all the participants today.

These pictures were taken on our property in Nevada.

Catcus blooming

This is a strem in Jarbidge, Nevada
We camped by the stream.

Cows in the road heading to our propety.

Please make sure you stop by and see Susan at A Southern Daydreamer.

One other thing I need to tell ya!!! It's about Emily and her basketball team!
My daughter as most of you know plays basketball, and last night was a tournament game. It was soooo exciting. It was a nail bitter… Sitting on the edge of my seat great game..It was tied most of the game. I was doing what I do best cheering yelling her team to victory. We would make a basket, and they would make a basket. At the last 30 or 40 seconds of the game our team made a basket, so that put us ahead by 2 points. A girl on the other team got the ball and was heading down the court getting ready to do a lay up when she palmed the ball. Palming the ball is a violation in which a player moves their hand under the ball and scoops it while dribbling. The other team made the lay up, but the referee called no basket because of her palming the ball. We got the ball back, and held onto it for the last few seconds of the game. Emily’s team won…. How lucky was that?? Yeah, Emily's team... Her team gets to play the championship game, and maybe bragging rights to be number 1. Keep your fingers crossed they win.


Robyn said...

Woohooo Emily's team! Way to go!

Susan said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Lori! Loved the pictures from Nevada...especially the flowering cactus! Thanks for sharing your photos.

Congrats to Emily's team!!!!!!!


Red Thread said...

I was just telling someone the other day that I have never been to Neveda...I need to put it on my list. Beautiful pictures.

marty39 said...

The pictures of cactus flowers are always so pretty. How wonderful for Emily and her team. Congratulations to them. I can't wait to see how the championships go. Hugs, Marty

tollesons4him said...

Way to go Emily!!! Congratulations!!! The pictures are gorgeous and I love the first one!

Kristina P. said...

Congrats to Emily! And those pictures are gorgeous!

Melissa Wertz said...

Lovely photos and Congrats to Emily!

♥ Kathy said...

Yay Emily! Beautiful pictures..I really love the rainbow! Happy OW!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Yea for your daughter! That should be lots of fun to see her play in that tournament! :-)

Loved your pics of Nevada. I've never been, but I've always wanted to go. This makes me want to even more.

Love your fur babies. That little cutie and the other are staring at me as I type. Precious!

Happy OW!


Sheila :-)

Aunt Bug said...

Lori, Way to go, Emily's team! I am sure they will do well!! Love your blog! Aunt Bug

roy/elisabeth dean said...

Wow! Now I REALLY want to visit Nevada! Beautiful~

Are you even able to TALK today after that game? How exciting! Congratulations to Emily and her team!

Come see me...another giveaway!

Melissa Wertz said...

Lori, thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments. I get your question emailed and sometimes posted to me all the time. In fact, I am in the process of writing a post to my professional blog on how to do that. With examples of my photos from a $150 point and shoot camera and $3000 DSLR. (and you can go much much higher. Bird and animal photographers will pay $6000 to 10,000 just for a lens and those are used excellent condition prices.)

I am not a technical person. I do not read up or collect cameras. I want all my cameras to work exactly alike (hinse one brand, model I will usually upgrade to new generation.)
Do your research on each brand. I will say that you can't go wrong with Nikon or Cannon. A bridging camera might be the best. Also, you might want to check and see if they still make the fuji finepix bridge cameras. We have one Fuji Finepix 5200. DH gave it to dd. She is 10 and is a wonderful photographer. I think she discovered features in that camera DH did not know it was capable of. And she uses them. She only shoots when we go on vacation. There is no real shutter lag. And once, at Mt. Vernon, I was off shooting a spider in the compost and DH was focusing on something else and we are not sure what happened, (DD was 8 or 9) but we heard all this noise and found her picking up the pieces of this camera off the pavement. She had dropped it and it was in pieces!!!! Yep! DH managed to put it back together and it is still working fine.

It is always helpful to read the manual of any camera that you own. There are also many many photo tips found there.

Light and Voices said...

Way to go Emily! Love seeing your photos posted for Outdoor Wednesday.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great Outdoor Wednesday post.

Great news, Emily!

Tealady said...

Hi Lori,

Loved seeing your photos from your property in Nevada. Beautiful! And best wishes to Emily and her team.

All the best, Lana @ Showers of Blessings

Debra said...


My daughter played softball, volleyball and soccer and those games were just killers sometimes! lol

I'm so happy for you and your daughter! That's just awesome!

Blessings to you, my friend.

mbkatc230 said...

Your outdoor Wednesday photos are gorgeous. And huge congrats to Emily and her team - I know that you were thrilled for her. Good luck to them in the championship game, tell her someone in Texas is rooting for her! Kathy

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Lori, Great pics of your property! That basketbal game really does sound like a nail biter. I love games like that. Chase played this year, but every team beat us pretty bad, we had one really good one, but other than that....

Have fun redoing your beach house! Sounds like fun, I would love to see pics! Kristen

tardevil said...

That's great! My daughter had a similar game earlier in the season w/ triple OT, but they lost! :O) I wish them luck in the championship. Bet that ref was only popular w/ half the crowd. How often do you get to Nevada?

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Love your place seeing how beautiful those pictures are!

Congratulations to Emily and her team and good luck on the championships! :-) YOu must be one proud mama :-)

LenaLoo said...

Great Pictures! Thanks for linking to me on your blog! I gave you an extra entry for that! I will be picking a winner on St. Patty's Day!
I'm following you (not in a creepy stalker way, just a blog stalker way :)

Melissa Miller said...

~Gorgeous outdoor photos!

Love the sweet cows.

Congrats to Emily!!! ;0

Blondie's Journal said...

Your landscape pictures are just breathtaking! Love the rainbow!

I think you have a true athlete in the family! Go Emily!!


Neabear said...

Love the pictures! Congrats to Emily!!


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