#CTST: Snow and winter!

In Celebrating the Small Things, I’m celebrating snow (and the beauty of winter) today!

I’ve always loved snow. And, I’ve discovered that not everyone is enthusiastic about snow as I am. I try and temper my excitement but it can be difficult. Especially when snow is accompanied by 8-degree weather!

Snow brings into focus attributes of nature that don’t always “shine” in spring and summer. For example, there is a wetlands area where I work (on 1,200 beautiful, varied acres) that can’t be seen through the thick trees. In the winter, this area takes on its own personality, with leaf-less trees framing the wooden walkway down to the ravine.

I also enjoy the way the sunshine seems to highlight areas of buildings and other special areas around the grounds. Taking photos in the morning and near sunset ensure that even an amateur photographer gets beautiful pictures.

I hope you enjoy viewing these as much as I enjoyed taking them. Happy snow day!

Wetlands conservation area at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, the home of the Sisters of Providence.
The Church of the Immaculate Conception is in the background, with the exterior of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the foreground.
O’Shaughnessy Dining Hall has these grand, floor-to-ceiling windows. If you look closely, you can see the large church steeple in the reflection. No snow but because it’s winter, the steam from the powerhouse is in full swing.
This is the powerhouse with the out-of-commission smokestacks to the right. The original red brick in its ornate design, is pretty anytime of the year.

Just a super cool tree with ornamental snow.


  1. Reply

    Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Reply

      Thanks for visiting, Kristin!

  2. Reply

    Nice photos, Diane. Makes me yearn for a trip back to Indiana!

    1. Reply

      Would love to see you. We need to make a trip that way too. Soon, very soon!

  3. Reply

    The pictures are lovely, especially the trees.

    1. Reply

      Thanks for visiting, Patricia!

  4. Reply

    The pictures are wonderful! I love snow, but we’ve moved to a place where it doesn’t fall very often. But it is lovely.

    1. Reply

      Thanks for visiting. Hope you have a prosperous, healthy 2017!

  5. Reply

    I miss the beauty of snow so much (if not the cold). Thanks for the beautiful pics! Have a great week! 🙂

    1. Reply

      Thanks for visiting and for enjoying my photos. Hope you have a good weekend! What is the temperature where you are, Lexa?

  6. Reply

    I have to admit, I love the snow in all its glory!!!! 🙂

    1. Reply

      Me too! We’re awaiting snow at this very minute. Due to arrive in Indiana around 5 p.m. Have a great weekend, Cathrina!

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