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.

Monday, January 21, 2008

There are signs of life even in winter....

Sunday afternoon I was out grocery shopping to get some needed supplies. On my way back home I stopped to take some photos. This was the first day in a while that we had some decent sunshine, including blue skies. There has been a lot of dull, rainy and overcast weather lately. This was a welcomed change and so was the temperature at 8 degrees Celsius. It'll be a bit on the cool side for the week but sunny. The warmer temperatures, and the rain, return by the end of the week but we'll take the sunshine while it's here.

So the above photo shows a condo building nearly complete. There is a pharmacy on the main level and room for other commercial/retail outlets. This building is on Hastings Street in the Heights in north Burnaby. There are a lot of new condo buildings going up in the Greater Vancouver area. I thought I would share this photo with you.

Finally, just before you think all goes lifeless here on B.C.'s lower mainland, below is a photo of heather in bloom (Erica), also on Hastings Street near the new condo building. Hope this cheers you up, especially those still deep in the throws of winter!

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