Blogging

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 14, 2007

Visitor to the apartment - an insect of course...

Periodically I get visitors to the apartment where I live but not always the human variety. A couple of weeks ago I had an insect visit though I don't know how it got in since all the windows were closed at the time. This bug started flying around the kitchen one evening attracted by the light on the ceiling. I carried on and paid no attention. Then I turned off the light and retired to the bedroom to read a bit before going to bed. Soon that same bug followed, attracted by the light once again. The photo above shows the iinsect visitor though the illustrated book on insects nearby is of no use in identifying the creature: the book is about European species, not North American ones! I took only one image and then tossed it out the window since I didn't want to step on the thing accidentally. I never did identify the thing!

This is not the first time such insects have come calling. One in the fall was a bug of sorts too. I even let it out during the day and somehow it would end up back in the apartment later. In the end it would stand on the floor near the sliding door in the living room and I would let it out. It's kind of like someone would let their dog out to do its thing I guess. That one didn't survive the winter. The apartment must have been too cold and dry I guess. It wasn't exactly overheated during the winter! The heating system had troubles keeping the place warm and should be updated at some point I would think. I'm thinking logically but the landlord may have other ideas. Maintenance and large expenditures of funds is not necessarily his thing though some money is spent needlessly.

There are more posts coming because there are plenty of other photos from recent visits to Stanley Park and other places in the region. Look for more soon.

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