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.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Lost Lagoon revisited.....

Here are a few more photos taken at Lost Lagoon in Vancouver's Stanley Park recently. The first two are of mallard ducklings. Boy they are growing!

Then there are two images of wild flowers growing along the lagoon. The top one is of a yarrow in bloom (Achillea millefolium) however I am not certain of the one below but it is not a daisy though the flowers look similar. I'll post the name when I know.

The swallow in the nesting box kept looking at me as I was taking photos. I was hoping for her to come out so I could catch the bird in flight. It would only flit out when my back was turned. Below a female English Sparrow stopped long enough for me to take a photo.

There is a photo of a redwinged blackbird above and then two images of a great blue heron on the hunt for food.

In the previous post with photos taken in the rose garden, the cream-coloured rose is called 'Peaudouce" which means "soft skin" in French. I hope you have enjoyed these photos but there are more yet to come.

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