Way Up High
by Ellen DuBois on 02/09/19
The bird feeders were running low so I filled them. (I use black oil sunflower seeds, which the squirrels like, too.) I was hoping the cardinals would let me grab a photo of them, but they were elusive. I'm sure I'll see them later.
The birds typically wait until I'm in the house to eat after I've filled their feeders. Today, they were flying around me a bit. I've also noticed that the ten minutes or so it used to take them to even get near a bird feeder after I've filled it has lessened to only a few minutes- sometimes less.
I think they're getting used to me.
It's very windy today, but the sun is out and it's not snowing. (We've been really lucky this year in terms of snow in Massachusetts. Way below average so far.)
I decided to stand out on the deck for as long as the strong winds would allow so I could watch the birds and try to get a few good pictures.
I got some great ones of birds at the feeder and some mallards on the pond, but I love this picture (above) of a Tufted Titmouse high up in the branches. It came out so clear and the vibrant, blue sky as a backdrop can't be beat!
Someday, I'd like to get a 600 mm lens. This was taken with my 200 mm. I can only imagine how much more I could capture with a stronger lens. It's exciting just thinking about it!
I had a busy morning. But, there's something about watching the birds and filling the feeders that grounds me. I feel calm, centered, whole. I just love it...and it doesn't cost anything to enjoy the beauty of nature!
Now for that stronger lens...
Thanks for stopping by! Ellen
*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 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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