Monday, November 23, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday - Bleeding Orange

It's Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, and time for Outdoor Wednesday. Take a little break from cooking and stop by to visit Susan at a Southern Daydreamer. Susan hosts Outdoor Wednesday each week, rain or shine, and everyone shares their favorite outdoor photos. My last two posts were from our visit to the Texas State Cemetery. This week, we'll visit someplace a bit livelier!

You may have noticed the orange script in honor of our fabulous Longhorns. Saturday night, DH and I drove our niece into Austin to take some night shots of Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium during the Texas-Kansas game. The Longhorns won 51-20, leaving only 2 more games to complete an undefeated season and hopefully a trip to Pasadena! Click to enlarge (click twice to view full screen) There was not an empty seat in the house. And this place is LOUD! We were on the top level of a parking garage about a mile away and we could hear the cheering loud and clear.

This is a shot of the UT tower. It glowed orange later that night and hopefully will glow orange again on Thanksgiving. The park in the foreground of the photo was full of tailgaters celebrating another Longhorn victory. Our niece wanted to know why all those people didn't just go watch the game in the stadium! She was also fascinated by all the tents that had flat screen tvs!

I wish you all a blessed and safe Thanksgiving. We will be hosting dinner at our house this year with friends and family. And watching the Horns! Hook 'em!

26 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Good luck to the Horns! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy OW, too!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Cottage Sisters said...

That is a wonderful night shot. Happy Thanksgiving!

storyteller said...

Creative idea to change the font color and wonderful evening photos of the stadium. I'm celebrating my 1st Blogoversary at Happily Retired Gal and sharing photos of Molly at Dog Beach at Small Reflections. Happy Thanksgiving ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Maelka said...

Watching the game is really big numbers of people. My goodness. Myself already anxious to begin in such a population. Here in Finland, has fewer people and, of course, is not so large stadiums.
Nice photos anyway. Happy Thanksgiving! We don´t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Finland.

Barbara Jean said...

used to seeing day shots of greenery and all, but this is so beautiful too.

Post before this was lovely also.
thanks for coming by and visiting.

blessings

barbara jean

Light and Voices said...

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours. Go horns!
Joyce M

LV said...

May your team win. I am trying to pull the Cowboys to a victory, but they are not cooperating. Maybe you will have better luck with your team. Blessing to you and family for the holiday.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kat, your pictures are just gorgeous. So pretty. I hope you and all of your family have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

Riet said...

Such gorgeous pictures. I love them. Happy Thanksgiving

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Gorgeous night pictures, Kat! I hope you have a wonderful
Thanksgiving with your family and friends!!...hugs...Debbie

Carolyn Ford said...

Nice outdoor shots and the stadium shot is awesome! Happy Thanksgiving!

LDH said...

You caught an awesome picture of the UT tower. The colors are spectacular!

Sending wishes for a very enjoyable Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends!

Anita said...

Great pictures! I love Austin, however with my daughter being an Aggie I will be pulling for the underdogs tomorrow. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

Beautiful shots... love the orange!

Jeanne Selep said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful shots! It must have been very exciting. Have a wonderful week and holiday, Kathy :)

Cindy said...

Great night shots! I am new at photography, I have so much to learn, so I enjoy seeing what others have captured. Thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving a sweet comment. Hugs, Cindy S.

. said...

Very nice. Sometimes, night pictures are dificult to take but these ones are very nice.

Mary said...

Go UT. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blessings...Mary

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kat, just wanted to let you know how much I count you as one of my blessings. I hope you have a wonderfully Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

Ms.Daisy said...

Kathy,
I can tell how excited you are about your team and I hope they are victorious once again! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!


~Jean

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Very cool NIGHT shots.

If you have a moment for a laugh -- I would love for you to stop by and say hi!

TTFN ~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Dixie said...

Hi Kathy.. it may be sacrilegious for me to post here... being a bunch of Aggies that we are... but what the hay! It's all Texas after football season anyway! Thanks for stopping by with your warm wishes... Hope your day was glorious!

Calming Scents said...

I hope your Thanksgiving was full of great food and love of family and freinds.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Kat, Thank you so much fro stopping by irl...I hope your Thanksgiving was a Great one my friend...and Ditto back at you...you also are one I can call friend and I'm so thankful for that...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Irene said...

Like your post ... and thanks for visiting my blog!