Camping is for the dogs.

We went Boondocking again for a few days at one of our favorite places on  the James River, near Sundre, Alberta, Canada. We saw some of the wild horses of Alberta (WHOA) again, you can read more about them here.

“The Wild Horses of Alberta Society (WHOAS) was formed as a nonprofit society in 2002 after public outcry over the destruction of several wild horses that lived in the foothills and mountains of the Eastern slopes of Alberta. For the past 13 years WHOAS has been working on solutions for wild horse population management and has always felt that the Alberta wild horses require proper management and protection.”– Wild Horses of Alberta

Wild Horses of Alberta Society on Facebook.

Skokijan and hubby on the quad.

I took along some sketching paper, pencils a sharpener and erasers.

I recently read a magazine article in a Somerset Studio Magazine by Quinn Mcdonald about Wabi Sabi, which has inspired me to take up drawing.

“Wabi-sabi is a concept in traditional Japanese aesthetics constituting a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” Wikipedia

Wabi-Sabi and Your Journal.

I also made some more  Hatpins and a monogram L (for Linda) from beads and wire. You can see some more of my Hatpins here.

I used wire, crimping beads, beads, round nose pliers, wire cutters and a crimping tool for the monogram.

The weather was lovely.
Skokijan and hubby.

Erik taking a break.

Kris got wet.


We heard birds singing and a squirrel came right up to us.

Three dogs and two humans and he saw us, before we saw him.

On our last evening it started raining, fortunately we had put the tarps up. I dressed warmer and brought the wine closer to the fire.

We had enough firewood.

Erik and Skokijan on their mat.

Erik stealing my blanket and foot-stool

Eric enjoyed the camping trip and learnt a lot of new things, like swimming.

Erik on my lap.

The rain making puddles around the fire.

Hubby pulling away the fire-pit.

The next day the sun came out again and we said goodbye to the horses. 

Erik’s first Camping trip.


About Tokeloshe.

Welcome and thank you for visiting. I have been happily married (sic) for 40 years, have one son, a loving daughter in law and three adorable grandsons. We have been in Canada for 20 years and are originally from South-Africa. My first language is Afrikaans. (Ek kan nog Afrikaans praat, lees en skryf.) I love doing mixed media, scrap-booking, blogging and playing on the computer, I am also interested in photography, genealogy, reading, hiking, camping, arts and crafts.
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10 Responses to Camping is for the dogs.

  1. Colleen says:

    1. Have they finished the genetic testing on the horses to see if they have some wild blood or are all just domesticated horses that have gone feral?
    2. Does Kris ever lie with Erik?
    3. Camping rule number 1 – The wine/OB must always be near the fire, no matter the weather.

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    • Tokeloshe says:

      1. I saw this the other day on their Facebook page.
      I don’t know why they have not done the testing yet, I suppose it is too expensive.
      2. Kris is getting old now ;-( At first Erik wasn’t allowed near her, but she is getting more tolerant, fortunately Skokijan is great.
      3. Hee-hee 😉


  2. HesterLeyNel says:

    Dit lyk so lekker, Dis ‘n pragtige omgewing en die wilde perde – dit moet ‘n belewenis wees om hulle te aanskou.

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  3. Wow – omtrent lekker gelees en jou fotos geniet. Die honde is dierbaar. Die wilde perde ook. Jou kunswerke so mooi.

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    • Tokeloshe says:

      Ag, ek is so bly 😉 Die honde geniet dit ook baie, hulle eet soveel stokke, hulle het nie vesel nodig nie 😉 Ek het ‘n mooi skoot van die perde uit die kar gemis, my sitplek-gordel het vasgehak ;-(
      Baie dankie.


  4. perdebytjie says:

    Ek is mal oor die perde en natuurlik die honde wat alles so geniet!Dit was nou heerlik om na al jou mooi skeppings te kyk ook!

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  5. Wabi sabi is an enriching view of life and art. Works really well if you love camping!


    • Tokeloshe says:

      I’m so glad I saw that article in the magazine. I find all your articles very inspiring. I love your quote “My art comes from my soul and I’m not selling my soul”


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