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.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Flowering Annuals August 2007 - at Stanley Park's Rose Garden and the Pavillion

For those deep in the throws of winter you've probably had enough of the cold, snow and wind. I recently was able to download a batch of 1095 photos from my Sony camera. Here are some taken last August (2007) of the annual flowers at Stanley Park's Rosegarden and the nearby Pavillion. There are annuals in flower beds, in hanging baskets and other places. These pics should cheer you up and have you thinking of the spring and summer to come with warmer, more pleasant weather! You'll find cleome, dahlias, nicotianas and various other interesting plants.

It's not only flowers that seems to attract attention but our furry friends as well, such as the black squirrel above and the grey squirrel below.

And perhaps after all that viewing a nice cold beer and some munchies are in order. I hope you've enjoyed these photos (and perhaps forgotten about winter for a bit). There will be many more coming soon!

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