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, July 14, 2007

Beaver Lake in Stanley Park

Three weeks ago Thursday, the day I was in Vancouver on errands and then had lunch at English Bay Beach, I proceeded on to Stanley Park. One of my stops was Beaver Lake located a short walk northwest of the rose garden. There are many trails throughout the park which includes a trail going around the lake. They are suitable for walking or cycling. You never know what you might see. It could be a little Douglas' Squirrel, Tamiasciurus douglasii, such as this one found on a bridge running over a small stream that flows into Beaver Lake. Or it might be the many waterlilies that cover most of the lake. You might even find a Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias, out fishing amongst the lilies. It's certainly worth a visit!


Oran Taran said...

Wow, that's a lot of lilies. Would you happen to have a microscope? living near the ocean and ponds would be great if you have a microscope.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a microscope but certainly would like one for the future. It would be interesting examining the ocean water for microscopic sea life!

Volker said...

Anonymous should be me. It hit the wrong button.

Oran Taran said...

I have a microscope, and when it was new it was REALLY cool. Seeing all the microorganisms is just too cool.

Now the microscope is all old, scratched, dirty, and the high power doesn't work (among others).