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, July 31, 2011

Fly Agaric

In the fall of 2007 I posted some photos of the Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) and other wild mushrooms. This fungus looks pretty but its poisonous, so enjoy the looks of it but keep your hands of it and keep it out of the kitchen. I've decided to use the first image as my latest header photo since the one with the goldenrod and the honeybee has been there for a while (2007). That one was taken at White Rock, British Columbia. The Fly Agaric series of photos was taken at Hastings Park in Vancouver in the autumn of 2007. Enjoy them once again! - V


Sunny side up said...

I could never get a good picture of a mushroom, but you have succeeded! :)

SpiritMountainGuy said...

Thanks! When I am out and about, I most often have some sort of camera with me with batteries fully charged and a spare one along, so taking advantage of opportunities that come along is not difficult.

I have gotten photos of hummingbirds but not good ones as yet. This will come. Their movements are fast and so, as with many other forms of wildlife, it helps to anticipate their movements. Easier said than done!

I'm glad you've enjoyed the mushroom photos. Until I discovered them and took the photos I had only seen them in illustrations in books, such as Grimm's Fairy Tales, and elsewhere.

I hope to show more as time permits. Thanks for visiting! - V