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It’s not about Lucy …

She exists now only in my imagination. 
Lucy could be a mental compilation of the pioneer women of my heritage.

Katy Caldwell Windsor (1897-2000) who homesteaded with her young husband in the desert country of  New Mexico and Arizona;
Sylvia Rogers Caldwell (1899-1998) who was born in Indian Territory and married a cowboy-turned-wildcatter;
Elizabeth James Caldwell (1799-1873) who braved the Civil War alone on her farm in the north Georgia mountains;
Elen Fox Fagan (1826-1903) who carried on as a South Texas stockraiser after being widowed at a young age; 
and Lucy Fagan DuBois  (1874-1931) who ranched with her daughters on the Old San Antonio River Road in South Texas.

“Lucy” is about courage, perseverance, diversity and character.

Haunting Relics
One gets a much better sense of geography when on the ground in a foreign country. Sailing east from England and Scotland,
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My bird collection from Scotland
Fat gulls enjoy singularly these little perches in the chimney pots. Roadside fields are heavily populated with pheasant feeding. This
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Churchyard in the mist
Near Kildrummy Castle in the Highlands of Scotland.
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Boat of Garten
A small loch at Boat of Garten, adjacent to the mighty River Spey in the Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland. There’s
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Roadside Raindrops
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Exploring the Cairngorm Moors
Haunting landscape. Wildly beautiful. Subtle color. Magically fragrant. Despina is investigating a road-side marker that we discovered.
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A Royal Appointment
Hmmmm. This gives me some interesting ideas.
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Mar Lodge on the Dee near Braemar
Through the stables courtyard gate into the forest. Our apartments — all of the windows on the lower floor of
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A favorite shop in Ballater
Many little villages had a shop named for their beautiful thistle. This one was a favorite of mine — we
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