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.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

From Kitsilano to Point Grey Beach and back

In early August I did a walk from Vancouver's downtown to Kitsilano, past the beach and on to Jericho, Locarno, Spanish Banks Beaches before arriving at Point Grey Beach and then returning. That was not the only time. There was atleast one other such walk. Great exercise if summer heat is not a problem. These are just some of the photos that resulted from the trek.

Someone suggested these flowers might be Arnica montana, or Leopard's Bane, but I'll have to take a much closer look next summer. Looking at these cheery blooms takes our thoughts away from the cold, snowy winter we are currently into though.

After Labour Day, the lifeguards disappeared not to return again until next summer.
Do you ever have the feeling that you are being watched???

I love yellow flowers, in this case a bumblebee (Bombus ssp) on a tansy flower collecting nectar. I hope you have enjoyed these photos and that they have taken your thoughts away from winter for a bit to bring rays of sunshine into your life. Have a good Christmas!

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