Happy Valentine’s Day!

François Gererd, Cupid and Psyche, 1798. Retrieved from Pinterest.com

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Being a single woman on this holiday of love, I was planning on doing something snarky on the blog, but calmer heads prevailed.

Found this beautiful picture on Pinterest and wanted to share it with you.

Happy love day Ramblings of an Emmett readers and to anyone else dropping by for a visit.  Enjoy!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

My sister Stacy is an artist.  When my daughter was born, she gave this to her.  It’s called “Genie Bottle”.  This is a one of a kind – unique.  Enjoy.

Genie Bottle

Welcome to winter!

The blizzard of the  2012-2013 winter season has arrived.  It dumped 20 inches of snow on the Dane County area.   The snow started about 8:30 pm Wednesday night and did not stop until it wore itself out late Thursday night.

Around 9:30 pm Thursday night I noticed there were 3 cars and 1 truck stuck in the snow on the street outside my house.  One car was trying to turn around and got stuck sideways.  Yeah probably not the brightest thing to do, but they all got unstuck and they went on their merry way.

I did not see one snow plow come down my street while the blizzard was raging, so I was very  happy when I woke up this morning to see that my street had been plowed and my neighbors across the street were busy shoveling their driveways.  It was pretty eerie yesterday, there wasn’t a soul out – made me wonder if the Mayans got the date wrong *laughing*

I’ve lived in Wisconsin my whole life and you would think I’d be used to snow by now – NOT!   I am not a winter person and enjoy the weather when it’s sunny, hot and humid.   But yesterdays blizzard made for some unusual snow formations on my desk.  Enjoy!

On Vacation?

I’m on vacation…well not really a vacation – I have a term paper that is due and finals to study for.  Didn’t want my faithful readers, hopefully you’re still here 🙂 to get worried.

Enjoy this picture from Luquillo, Puerto Rico.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

These were taken June of 2011 during yet another round of protests at the state capitol and “Walkerville”.

My brother-in-law was in town for my daughters high school graduation and wanted to experience the Madison protests so we took a trip downtown.  Normally, when entering the capitol building, we can just walk in, with all the protests going on, there was only one door to enter and one door to leave.  There were a handful of police and guards at each door, checking purses, backpacks etc.  It was a total weird vibe, like I was in some third world country; I didn’t like that feeling.    The second picture says it all.  I guess it is true what they say…a picture is worth a thousand words.  Enjoy!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement

Please check out this website for pictures of the tufted coquette hummingbird.  Totally awesome how he got pictures of these amazing creatures.  It’s amazing to me,  how these birds are in a constant state of movement.  Enjoy!

Thank you to http://twearth.com/species/tufted-coquette for the image.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

This was taken at Miller Park, Toronto Blue Jays vs Milwaukee Brewers.  It was a hot and humid day with a slight breeze, but we had awesome seats – 3rd level and in the shade.  This is just one of the awesome photos I took that days.  Enjoy!