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.

Friday, March 16, 2012

city lights

I took this photo in downtown Vancouver the other week after I left work.  This view shows the traffic and the look of the downtown at West Hastings Street at Burrard Street at sunset with darkness approaching.  What attracted me here was the reflections on the buildings, the lights and the dimming light.

With the weather getting warmer there will be more photo opportunities as we get into spring.  I walked past St.Paul's Hospital on Burrard Street late this afternoon on an errand to see that some of the early flowering trees are in bloom.  The crocuses and snowdrops are in flower as well.  There is more to look forward to.

~ Volker.


DeepBlue said...

Great photo. I love this particular light at the end of the day.

We've been having some amazingly, unusually hot weather. Sunday, for the St-Patrick parade, we had temperatures around 18. It was funny to see people wearing t-shirts. Never seen before so early in the year.

Yesterday temperatures went up to 20 and now, Tuesday, at 6:50 PM, it's still 22. The forecast is for the same thing tomorrow and Thursday.

Hope you're having a wonderful week.

SpiritMountainGuy said...

Thanks for the compliment on the photo, Jon.

We don't have temperatures as warm as yours. We are lucky to see 8 degrees Celsius but the signs of spring are everywhere with spring heathers, azalias, early cherries and various spring bulbs in bloom now. Even alder trees are in blower sending their pollen into the air for us allergy sufferers.

There will be more photos since the weather here is improving. Look for them.

Enjoy the remainder of your week as well. Hope all is well with you!

Take care!!!

~ Volker