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, February 4, 2012

East Hastings Street - Burnaby

This is a view of East Hastings Street in north Burnaby, British Columbia looking west toward Vancouver.  The road is anything but straight as it would appear on a map.  This image was taken on the western end of Burnaby Mountain this evening at sunset.  This is why the lights of all the vehicles are so clear.  So, that's something to remember the next time you compare what you see on a road map with what you are actually seeing in reality. - V


This was the view of the sunset late this afternoon as seen from the western end of Burnaby Mountain.  The sun is setting behind Vancouver Island to the west.  The temperature was warm (nearing 10 degrees Celsius), so with the water still on the cool side, a low-hanging mist formed over the water while the sky in general was clear except for the odd cloud.  Those were very high in the sky.  Enjoy! - V