Snow has been falling all day here in Illinois. For many, that would mean the perfect opportunity to snuggle inside a warm home. But for me, that meant braving the weather (and the roads!) to go 'picture hunting.' I went to one of my favorite spots - a nearby lake - to see what kind of winter wonderland I could find. I was the only soul there (of course, because everyone else was snuggled inside their warm homes) and the quietness seemed so loud. In fact, it was so quiet that I jumped a couple of times at the startling sound of animals popping in and out of the icy lake. But the quietness of a snowfall brings so much serenity and peace with it, don't you agree?