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 12, 2008

Views of the water from the seawall: Burrard Inlet

When I made one of my walks of the seawall at Stanley Park a few weeks ago, the tide was coming in. In the top photo the water is flowing away from the camera. If you look closely, you can see the current of the incoming tide. The photo is looking east toward Burnaby with the Coast Mountains to the left (north). Aside from walking the seawall, another great way to see the land and seascape is from the air, such as from the floatplane in the photo below.

Rockweed, a type of seaweed found on rocks along the shore, is common everywhere as seen in the two photos above. Then below you can see a surprise: some minnows swimming amongst the rocks. Unfortunately, I am uncertain of the species but they are more colourful in person than this photo might indicate (i.e. blue and a thin stripe of red perhaps).

Canada geese can be found where ever you look along the water (Burrard Inlet, Lost Lagoon, etc) in Stanley Park and area. The gaggle of geese above is swimming along the shoreline on Burrard Inlet as the tide comes in. Take the time to enjoy and appreciate nature where ever you live. Go for that long, peaceful walk to enjoy all that it offers! - Volker

No comments: