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, May 16, 2008


Last weekend (Sunday) while in Stanley Park in Vancouver I saw this pigeon. It was the unusual colouration in the feathers that caught my eye. This bird was spotted along a pathway near Lost Lagoon. - Volker


Alfred said...

I think this pigeon is max another different pigen and will look like this. Like my dog is max blood so the left eye is blur right eye is black.

robert78 said...

cool bird.
to volker: thanks for the comment btw. I actually just got the acceptance letter today! - i'm going to l'universite marc bloch in Strasbourg, starting this september. :D

haliaeetusguys said...

I've been to Strassbourg three times. You'll love the city. There is so much to see. - Volker

haliaeetusguys said...

As for the pigeon, my father used to have these prints years ago with some of the various kinds of domesticated birds. There were pigeons with tufts of feathers on their feet and other such things. He used to raise canaries as a hobby and I later raised finches. I love all sorts of birds and animals! - Volker