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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.


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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View of Germany
That is, if it was a clear day and you could see slightly over the curve of the earth from
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