Shortly after I came out to British Columbia in early 2006 I had a case of severely high blood pressure. It wouldn't have been fair to an employer for me to work for them until I got my health situation sorted out. I was on medications to lower the blood pressure and it took until early 2007 to find the cause. I finally went to a naturopath who found that a microscopic parasite was the cause for all this.

While getting my health in order, I took up blogging to share my photography. This way I wasn't wasting time and others got to enjoy the photos, not just me and those close to me.

In May of this year I had a mini-stroke cause again by severely high blood pressure. I may end up gong to the naturopath again since the specialist and other MDs can't seem to find the cause. This has only been a problem out here. Before that in Ontario, the blood pressure was only marginally high, not severely high like in BC.

Knowledge is good because being forewarned is forearmed!

All that said, enjoy this blog and all the photos I share with you.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

A bird looking for a photo opportunity!

So Tuesday while at Vancouver's Stanley Park I was about halfway between the tennis courts where the herons are nesting and Lost Lagoon where most of the waterfowl are found. Here is this crow which appeared to be more than just anticipating a photo opportunity, it wanted to be in the photo. The bird is either an American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos), with a length of 17.5 inches, wingspan of 39 inches and weight of one pound (450 g), or it is a Northwestern Crow (Corvus caurinus) which has a length of 16 inches, a wingspan of 34 inches and a weight of 13 ounces (380 g). You be the judge. As for the photo opportunity, perhaps the bird was also mesmerized by its reflection in the camera lens. You decide. Enjoy this series of images.

So there are more photos to follow. I hope you have enjoyed these.

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