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I live in MA with her fiance and rescue dog, Cooper. I teach piano to over 30 students and am the author of I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery. I also run a miscarriage support site. When I'm not teaching, I'm often making inspirational bracelets or outdoors taking pictures. A creative soul with a rescue dog.

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A Fox On The Ice

by Ellen DuBois on 01/25/20



Something caught my eye one morning and I grabbed my camera. It was a reddish colored thing. Before it disappeared, I knew I had to take a picture.


(With nature, actually, with anything that's moving or going to, you have to be quick. Animals run away. Birds fly off in a split second, etc. If you can capture a moment that's beautiful, it's a great feeling.)

The ice was thin. On parts of the pond, it didn't exist. I quietly opened the kitchen door and stepped out onto the deck. The air was cold. My feet crunched in a layer of icy snow. With my camera on, I was ready to take a picture of whatever was out there.

Our eyes met and I was taken with the fox's beauty. What a magnificent animal! His fur looked so thick. His markings were stunning. The tip of his bushy tail was white. His legs looked black against the beautiful red hue of his fur. We both stood still, looking at each other. Much to my surprise, the fox let me take a few pictures. Clearly I didn't pose a threat, at least from a distance. I was also surprised at the size of him. He seemed big to me compared to other foxes I'd seen. Weeks earlier I saw a red one that looked about half the size of this one.

I love this picture and am glad I had the opportunity one cold, winter morning, to take it.

I use a Nikon D5200.


About me:  My name is Ellen DuBois, born and raised in Massachusetts. I love New England with its changes in seasons and natural beauty.

I'm the author of I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery and Jackie's Heart. Since 2006 I've been hosting MiscarriageHelp.com, a support site for women and their families who have miscarried.

I'm published with Blue Mountain Arts, and am a contributing author to several books including: Soul Matters for Teens, Sisters, (a Blue Mountain Arts gift book), Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders- Success Stories, Strategies and other Good News, Romancing the Soul, More God Allows U-Turns.

I'm also known as "Miss Ellen"- a piano teacher to students from 5 to tween and beyond. Music is another passion of mine and I'm blessed to share the gift of music. I'm also a shudder bug like my mother was. I love taking pictures. 

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