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.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

"A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!"

William Shakespeare wrote about horses. The quote above is from the play Richard III (1591), Act 5, Scene 4, Line 7. Unlike Richard III's experience, there seem to be more than enough horses in Vancouver's Stanley Park. Take a tour of the park on a horse-drawn trolley, wagon or wagonette the next time you are here for a visit. You can find information about the tours online. The wagons may be drawn by Grey Shire horses, Clydesdales, Belgians or Percherons. For those horse lovers out there here are a few lovely photos of this magnificent animal called the horse. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Lovely Shires - originally bred as warhorses - large, strong and with great stamina, able to carry an armored man to battle.

Volker said...

Horses have long been an interest of mine though I posted these images for those with a particular interest in these fine animals. A friend in the U.S. reads this blog and I had that person in mind when I posted knowing that others would appreciate the photos as well.

My family originates from the former East Prussia (Ostpreussen) where the horse called the Trakehner originated as well. This breed dates from the Middle Ages when the Teutonic Knights crossed a native horse of the region with other horse breeds to produce what later became the Trakehner.