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.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Spring is in the air!!!

As you can see, the trees at the corner of Denman and Davie Streets in Vancouver are in full bloom. I believe this one is a cherry tree but I'm not certain. There are trees all over the place showing off their pink blossoms.

Above is a photo of a rhododendron shrub near the tennis courts in Stanley Park. The blossoms looked fresher a few weeks ago but they're still nice to see.

Here is a smaller rhododendron shrub nearby. It's smaller but the flowers are in better condition. What do you think?

And here is a close-up shot of some of the lovely pink blossoms. For those still in the deep throws of winter you have something to look forward to. And for those locally or in warmer climates, you have even more to experience. Have a great spring when it arrives!

The Great Blue Herons are back courting and making their nests. There are several trees near the tennis courts that are filled with nests. The ones pictured are just some of them. Sunday was warm, overcast but not raining. These photos would look much brighter with sun and blue skies but this is a start.

There is another post on the waterfowl at Lost Lagoon planned. They, along with all the other birds, have been very active too. I hope to have that ready later Monday evening. Meantime, enjoy these photos!

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