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Monday, July 4, 2011

The Lonely Hart Ranch

As you travel south from Galisteo, you enter a vast plain of grasslands and volcanic rock where you can find large ranches.  Pronghorn antelope graze on this plain, along with the occasional cattle herds that wander throughout the area.  In the midst of this plain is the village of Stanley, home to the King family ranch.  I used parts of this setting for the Lonely Hart Ranch.

Stanley has an old cemetery with an arched iron entrance, which I turned into the cemetery in Prado Viejo.  It's a barren place, with a few pine trees and a flat, dry expanse with sparse clumps of grass here and there.  So, I added a few cottonwoods and a small stream nearby to freshen the place up a bit.  Writers are natural decorators!

1 comment:

  1. I've always been intrigued with that cemetery. Glad you added the stream. It's a little dry these days.