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Welcome to my author & photography page. "I write, teach piano, take lots of pictures and make jewelry. A creative soul with a rescue dog."

My name is Ellen DuBois, and I've been writing since I can remember. I began writing poetry as a child and as I got older, my poems, stories, lyrics, etc., grew with me. Whenever I had to sort out my feelings, I turned to writing - and still do. Whether pen and paper, my old Smith-Corona typewriter I got for my high school graduation or my computer, writing has been a constant, faithful companion.

So has the hobby of taking pictures. I find photography to be an incredibly relaxing, spiritual experience. So, I've incorporated my picture taking into my blog. It's a part of me and what I see that I'd like to share with you.

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

Thank you, be well and God Bless! Ellen

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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.
Thanks for stopping by, and if you like my pictures, please follow me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/photosbyellendubois/

Ellen

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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I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery

Jackie's Heart

Published by: Blue Mountain Arts: "I Whispered a Prayer or Two" as an inspirational greeting card and included in their gift book, "Sisters"; contributing author in More God Allows U-Turns (Barbour Publishing/Promise Press); Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders, Success Stories, Strategies and other Good News (Hunterhouse Publishing) and Soul Matters for Teens (Thomas Nelson Inc.).

Ellen lives inn Massachusetts with her fiance and rescue dog, Cooper.

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"It's About Piano, It's About Time- Originals and Standards to Inspire Romance and Peace. By Al and Marlane DuBois. Available on CD, Download, and per track.
Sit back and relax to the piano stylings of Al DuBois playing some of the most well-known, favorite standards of our time combined with his masterful renditions of hits from the Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel & more. Marlane DuBois' original, reflective, meditative and stunning piano pieces, fully orchestrated, will add peace and tranquility to your life, creating and inspiring an atmosphere of serenity, well-being & musical pleasure. Click here to hear samples of this delightful collection of piano music and/or to purchase "It's About Piano, It's About Time!"




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