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, January 1, 2010

blog name change

This evening I opted to change the name of the blog from Haliaeetus to Volker's Photo Blog, a much simpler name and far easier for many to pronounce. Haliaeetus, as some may know, is the first part of the Latin name for the Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus. There are a few photos of bald eagles on this blog but I do hope to increase the number of those images this year.

Meantime, enjoy the many photos and do comment on them. Remember though, that the comments must be approved. Any comments having nothing to do with the subject matter may be rejected. Those flogging their business beware! For all others, please continue to comment. They are very much appreciated. Have a great 2010! - V.