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, March 31, 2012

a view on and from Burnaby Mountain

 Late last Saturday afternoon I went up to Burnaby Mountain along the south side of Burrard Inlet in the city of Burnaby to the north of where I live.  It was a short bus trip to hook up with the SkyTrain station, then a short trip by train (two stops) and then a longer bus trip to get to my destination.  Its always worth it.  The above image shows some of the shrubs leafing out.  The top of the mountain is about a thousand feet above sea level.  These are just some of the photos I took while there.  Enjoy!
 The Rose Garden near the Horizon Restaurant on the western end of the mountain looks rather lifeless but even there there were signs of spring with plenty of spring flowers in bloom, such as crocuses and spring heathers.  This will soon change as temperatures warm up.  Roses have begun sending out shoots!

 The mountains, part of the Coast Mountain chain, are snow-capped and look stunning against a clear blue sky on a bright sunny day.
 There were plenty of boats out and about on the Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm, as you can see in the above photo.  The above image look toward the north where Indian Arm is disappearing off into the distance.
I even saw a lone sailboat on Burrard Inlet just to the north of the mountain.  It was a beautiful day for a leisurely sail, don't you think?  I hope you've enjoyed these images as much as I enjoyed appreciating the view while up there!

~ Volker


suz said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.

SpiritMountainGuy said...

Thanks, Suz! There will be more. I have several goals this year that are my focus. One is getting to nearby Barnston Island and doing some extensive photography of the tranquil rural scene there. Its another world! The other is to finally make it to the summit of Eagle Mountain to the north of where I live. Its in Coquitlam in the Coast Mountain chain. The photos will be something to look forward too as well.

~ Volker