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.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

First Post

Waterfowl at Lost Lagoon in Vancouver's Stanley Park

This is my first post. One has to start somewhere and the beginning is a good place to start. The purpose of this blog is to discuss various topics such as art, history, geography, music, philosopy, and so on with a few surprises thrown in here and there to make it all exciting for all of us. The name for this blog is taken from the Latin name for the Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus, and the Greek equivalent, in case you are wondering, is Haliaetos. The full name for the Bald Eagle is Haliaeetus leucocephalus of course. The name seems rather appropriate given the subject matter, so I will attempt to keep the discussion far reaching, stimulating and enlightening. Feel free to comment when the mood strikes but keep it upbeat and positive. I am not perfect, so if you notice an error, either in the facts or the spelling of a word, let me know.
Over time you will also see plenty of my photographic images which currently are mostly land and seascape plus some wildlife, as you can see from the photos of the waterfowl at Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). Since I am a resident of the lower mainland, you will see images taken mostly around the Vancouver area for now. Others may follow in time. Enjoy them and please comment!


Anonymous said...

I am writing from Dar es Salaam,Tanzania, East Africa. I heard of this blog sometime last year when you informed 1body2soul of your intentions of creating it. since then I have kept vigil to see it on the web.
It is a good piece of work to begin with-though I thought you would have come with a pic of a bald eagle-or should I say that I am waiting eagerly to see one day a pic of the bird that carry the title of your new blog!
otherwise, I have always loved every word of yours- because I am helped to come to terms with my life-my beautiful, wonderful life!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry-I have seen the pic of the bird-the pc I am using has some errors to extent some of the pages are not displayed correctly!

Volker said...

There will be a lot more photos over time. Most will be my own but occasionally I will post images of other photographers (with their permission of course).