Thursday, March 03, 2011


A few moments of sketchiness at the end of the day were inspired by a Kermode bear.

"The Kermode bear, or spirit bear, is a native to the temperate rainforests along British Columbia's Pacific coast. This rare bear is not an albino (its nose, eyes, lips and paw pads are colored) but rather a black bear with a recessive [dizzy blond] gene that causes snow-white or cream-colored [dirty blond] fur. This genetic quirk means that a Kermode mother can give birth to black offspring." How do I know? The "Flora & Fauna" article written (and slightly embellished above for my personal amusement) by Jennifer Winger for Nature Conservancy magazine, Spring 2011, told me so.

I'm a little bummed that the spell checker doesn't recognize the spelling, and by inference validity, of the word "rainforests." Have rainforests become so endangered that we've begun to wipe the word from our dictionaries in anticipation of their extinction!?!? Doh!

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