A Kitsilano SunSunday, August 06, 2017
Lemmings have become the subject of a widely popular misconception that they commit mass suicide when they migrate by jumping off cliffs. It is in fact not a mass suicide but the result of their migratory behavior. Driven by strong biological urges, some species of lemmings may migrate in large groups when population density becomes too great. They can swim and may choose to cross a body of water in search of a new habitat. In such cases, many may drown if the body of water is so wide as to stretch their physical capabilities to the limit. This fact and the unexplained fluctuations in the population of Norwegian lemmings gave rise to the misconception.
The lemmings, or the idea of what lemmings are known to do seems to grip social media. It is a trend that follows the death of film and rock stars, stuff about Trump, and now red suns in Vancouver days. Luckily I have been spared, up to know with the sight of a myriad of fireworks photographs (pics perhaps).
I am fortunate to report that here in Kitsilano the red sun seems to exhibit a corolla not seen elsewhere.