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, June 15, 2007

Mountain View Conservation & Breeding Centre Society, Langley/BC

A year ago in June 2006 I went on a tour of the Mountain View Conservation Centre outside of Langley, BC. Here is a sampling of photos taken on that visit. Above are a couple of ostriches and in the photo below a cheetah.

In the photo above are a pair of zebras. I believe they are called Grevy's Zebras. There is a closer look at one in the photo below.

Then there is the addax. Below is an image of three of them plus some closer shots of one of the young from that year.

The little guy wanted to tag along on the tour but did stay behind just the same. If you live in BC's lower mainland or are planning a visit to the area, have a look at their website [ ] and perhaps consider making a tour of the farm run by the Moutain View Conservation & Breeding Centre Society. Tours are best arranged ahead of time. I hope you have enjoyed these photos. There are more coming soon!

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