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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.

Friday, April 27, 2012


What an amazing trip, driving across British Columbia through many mountain ranges and then descending the foothills to Calgary for our visit with G. and S. and the grandchildren. We ate so much wonderful food, especially at J.s birthday dinner at the Mercato restaurant.

The view from the rest stop at Canmore, less than an hour's drive from Calgary.
This maps shows Calgary, and then the highway north to Edmonton that we took to Fort Saskatchewan, before heading back west on Tuesday morning on the Yellowhead highway through Hinton.
We spent Monday night visiting with my brothers in Fort Saskatchewan, and then back via Kamloops to West Vancouver for a few days. Lower Ambleside was like a botanical garden with all the lovely shrubs in blossom.

Rhododendron blooming in West Vancouver along the train tracks.

Blue rhodo near the Safeway store.

Viburnum near the bus stop.

At an intersection.

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