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, May 22, 2011

Grimsvotn volcanic eruption 2011

This is an interesting perspective shot of the erupting volcano in Iceland, the Grimsvotn. Check with the Icelandic Meteorology Office for a lot more details on this one. If you're flying across the Atlantic, you might be wise to check on any flight delays or cancellations and news on why this might be the case. This eruption is not totally surprising given the other one that occurred in about the same region of Iceland about a year ago. The winds apparently aren't as bed as with the previous eruption. Forewarned is forearmed! - V

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Spring is most definitely here and the sun and warm temperatures prove it. Locally the tulips are done for the year but these are some that were on the dining room table in April. I thought I would share the photo as you might enjoy them!

I'm off to north Burnaby tomorrow and will be taking more photos plus I have others to share as well. Have a good night! - V


Hey guys, when you do leave comments do not leave anonymous ones or ones that have nothings to do with the content of the post in question. Such comments are sure to be rejected and deleted. That's why I check all comments before posting them. Anything that smells like a spam comment is rejected (pardon the pun!). So far you've been good, guys! Keep it up! - V