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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Boxing Day walk

The day after Christmas and many of us are out for a walk. I remember this phenomenon since I was a child; a true if unacknowledged Canadian tradition. After being cooped up inside with so many people and excitement, and eating and drinking too much, on December 26 we feel the need to get fresh air and exercise and maybe some solitude. I remember doing this in Alberta at minus 30 degrees, so our local maritime temperature of plus 8 degrees is much pleasanter.

Where Chickadee Lake meets the shore

The Chickadee Lake trail

The boardwalk over the adjoining marsh

An ant hill with deer footprints

An old cedar rail fence

Memorial bench for Marilyn's mother

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