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 19, 2008

Rose Garden on Burnaby Mountain

While on Burnaby Mountain, take the time to meander through the rose garden behind the Horizon Restaurant on the western end of the mountain. The art sculptures are also nearby! The view from the top of the mountain (top photo overlooks Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm) is fantastic but the garden has something special to offer as well. Its a great place to view the many roses and other plants or to relax on a bench to admire the blooms or just to meditate.

The photo above and the two below show the climber called "Dortmund", a rose I had in my garden back east with one climber on each side of the back patio. They are very vigorous and repeat flowering.

The roses in the photo above and below are lovely though I can't remember their names for the moment. The notes are hidden somewhere. The latter rose also had a visitor gathering nectar, so its not always bees and butterflies! I hope you have enjoyed this short visit to another wonderful rose garden, this one on Burnaby Mountain. Check it out when you're out this way. Roses are in bloom into the autumn when the nearby Japanese cherry trees have their leaves in colour, yet another sight to see! - Volker


English said...

Fantastic shots here; I'll have to start taking tips off of you!

haliaeetusguys said...

Thanks! I've been taking photos since age 9, so you're more that welcome to ask for advice. It is freely given. - Volker