Fall at Limestone.

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”- Emily Brontë

We saw Feral horses again on our way to Limestone Mountain, Alberta, Canada.

“Wild horses” or “feral horses”? The debate rages on in Alberta, Canada. The provincial government believes that the wild horses west of Sundre, Alberta are the descendants of domestic horses used in logging and guiding/outfitting operations in the early 1900’s. The Wild Horse Society of Alberta (WHOAS) believes that they are of Spanish descent. WHOAS is so sure of this that they have sent away DNA samples to the University of Texas, Equine Genetics Lab for testing.” – Wild Horses Of Alberta

You can see and read more about them here.

Where Did the Ghost Forest Horses Come From?

“What’s the difference between a wild horse and one that’s considered feral? A lot, according to some experts.

“The wild horse is completely independent of human beings and has been independent to survive in a wild landscape and contributes to the landscape over say, five or six generations,” says Maureen Enns, an artist / conservationist studying the animals.

“The feral horse is dependent to a certain extent, whether it’s (being receptive to) friendly greetings and receiving food from humans, and they don’t have the same bloodlines.”- Galileo.org

“Officially, ASRD believes Alberta’s free-ranging horses are descendants of domestic horses used in logging, guiding and outfitting operations in the early 1900’s. When these horses were no longer needed, they were set free. Since then, several generations of offspring have been produced and occupy an area mostly west of Sundre and Rocky Mountain House.” – Galileo.org

We went random camping next to Limestone Road again for a few days.

This is one of our favorite spots.

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”– Stanley Horowitz

As usual one of our popular spots was left in a good condition.

The first few days the weather was lovely, even hot, but the last two days were cold.

Cooling off in the shade.

“Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.”- Yoko Ono

Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.William Cullen Bryant

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”George Eliot

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.Albert Camus

Friends joined us over the weekend, here their dog and Erik are swimming.

We used our portable propane fire-pit for heat in the evenings.

Hint: We attach a tarp, which fastens onto the canopy with grommets. You can see a close up of the grommets here. The tent poles are fiberglass. The canopy and tarp help to reflect the heat of the heater in the evenings.

Band on the Run: Photographing the Wild Horses of Alberta.
2018: The Year to See Alberta’s Wild Horses

Limestone Road. 


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