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, November 30, 2014

Winter Scenes

Winter has finally come to the British Columbia lower mainland, though this photo is from earlier this year when the last winter was having its death throws.  The scene is on a side street near home but the temperatures are warmer than they are now.  We are expecting a low of - 8 degrees Celsius tonight.  The snow season is just starting here, so we can expect more of the white stuff over the coming months though nothing like what other parts of the country experience!  :-)
 The last two photos were taken the same day as the first one sometime in February or March 2014.  During the same outing, I was in the ravine park nearby and crocuses were up and in bloom, so March is the more likely.  Meantime, enjoy each season for what it offers.  :-)  - Volker

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