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.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Advent of Spring

There are signs of spring everywhere despite the recent snow fall. I was in Vancouver's Stanley Park yesterday (Sunday) and these are just some of the photos I took. There will be more but enjoy these for now. Snowdrops are still in bloom and have not been effected by the snow nor have the magnolia trees. You can see the flower buds swelling in the photos below. The is an image of a whole tree below that.

Then there are surprises, such as with this flowering shrub to light up the landscape. The rhododrendron garden is showing some signs of life but it's still rather dull for the moment.

Racoons are a usual sight near the Lost Lagoon as you can see above and then so are a number of water birds such as the American Coot and the Wood Duck below. Of the Wood Ducks, the more colourful of the two is the male and the duller coloured one is the female. There will be more photos soon!

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