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, May 3, 2007

The Bald Eagle

This blog takes its name from the Latin name of the Bald Eagle and as luck would have it, I saw one while walking the seawall on Sunday. The bird was sitting high atop a tree over looking the bay. The view must have been great from there. At first I thought it might be an owl but then I was thinking, what would an owl be doing out in the daytime. Then the bird looked down and I saw the yellow beak and the white head. That said it all. I looked the bird up in my bird guide when I got home to find that this was probably a young eagle in its first year. It was the colouring of the plumage that had me fooled at first until the head was seen. So, you never know what you might see while walking the seawall or hiking through the park.

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