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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, March 6, 2012

Primula obconica

I planted the hanging baskets at the top of the driveway with early primula. Next to them is the largest of the red alders that line the driveway and it is in full bloom with large red catkins.
Meanwhile the herring are spawning in Baynes Sound and Lambert Channel - there are huge flocks of gulls, fish boats spreading their nets and the sounds of sea lions barking.





When the herring spawn the water changes colour to an azure blue, an amazing sight yesterday as the wind was causing the waves to pound the shore. This is a neighbour's photo:


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