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.

Friday, July 27, 2007

More photos from the Rose Garden at Stanley Park

A week after the initial visit to the rose garden in Vancouver's Stanley Park I made another visit. Here are a few more photos from the second time. I don't remember the name of the above rose (should have written the name down) but I'll get it at the next visit. Tour buses are always passing through as you can see in the image below.

The above two photos are of the same type of rose. The top one is older and the one below not fully opened. As the previous rose, I don't have a name. The 'Dortmund' rose, a climber, is featured in the next two images. The flowers are of a cluster-type. This climber was in my garden back in southwestern Ontario.

The two images below are of the 'Westerland' rose, another climber. As mentioned in my previous post on the rose garden, they were both developed by Kordes of Germany, a well known rose breeder.

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