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

Wood Ducks - Aix sponsa

On visits to Vancouver's Stanley Park I've seen a pair of Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) and on Tuesday of this week I got some excellent photos of them. I found them not too far away from the southern end of the Lost Lagoon. In the above image the male is on the left and the female on the right.

Here is another closer look at the pair of ducks.

The above image shows the female alone. I love the colours. How about you?

Then there is a shot of the male with even more colourful plumage! Enjoy!

No comments: