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.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Chickens, Gallus gallus, are a type of domesticated fowl believed to be descended from wild Indian and south-east Asian Red Junglefowl. They're usually found at farms and not associated with parks but the one above, a rooster, was found wandering the garden beds at Stanley Park's Rose Garden earlier this summer. I am not certain of the breed though. A peahen was following along as well. Both were raised at the nearby Children's Animal Farm. So next time you are in a park, expect the unexpected!

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