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.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Happy 2009! Here we are getting well into the new year. Today, while in Vancouver, I found the westbound lane on West Georgia at Howe Streets blocked off to traffic and a large crane in position at a former hotel being renovated into condos. These are a few photos I took of the event. There were large flatbed trucks waiting east of Howe Street with what looked to me like parts for a much larger crane. I'm certain there will be lots of activity for some time until the condo building is completed.

Here are some other shots of neighbouring buildings, including a shot of a window washer hard at work. You may recognize Hotel Vancouver in the photo above at the main corners of Burrard and West Georgia Streets. This is looking at the building from the east side. There will be more!