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The Swan was Worth It

by Ellen DuBois on 03/09/19

We've had some snow in Massachusetts. The last storm was a wet, heavy snow and it froze into a thick layer of ice. 

However, with the warmer temps over the past couple of days, some melting has begun. It's a bit easier to walk through and shovel the spots I missed.

Still, it's a harrowing walk to the pond out back. But, when I saw the swan on the pond, I couldn't help myself. I grabbed my camera, hoping he'd stay put until I was close enough to get some pictures.

The sun's golden flecks of light reflected off the water. It was magical. A few more steps, (the snow was going down my boots), and I'd clear the branches blocking my view of the beautiful swan.

I got my pictures, and didn't even feel the icy snow melting in my boots. I was so captivated. 

The swan was worth it.
*Photo was taken with my NikonD5200 camera.
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Hi. My name is Ellen DuBois. I'm the author of I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery and Jackie's Heart. Since 2006 I've been hosting, 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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Welcome to my author & photography page.

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.

I also welcome you to visit my author page on Amazon, Ellen M. DuBois, on by clicking here.

Thank you, be well and God Bless! Ellen

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